Why conduct Pre-employment Assessments?
If a prospective employee has a pre-existing condition that is subsequently aggravated by their employment the employer is liable for the resulting compensation costs. In many cases such aggravations involve muscular damage, which is difficult to identify and frequently involves lengthy incapacity. A capable assessor is skilled in obtaining information relating to past injuries and ailments that a prospective employee may not have revealed to the employer.
Our Pre-employment Assessments will establish a benchmark for any progressive disability, limiting the extent of any future liability for the employer. This especially applies to any employment in a noisy environment. In fact, a hearing test at the point of engagement is a mandatory requirement under the NSW WH&S Act where the employee has been or is to be exposed to workplace noise.
The standard assessment includes:
- Previous injury analysis and risk assessment
- Blood pressure screening
- Joint range of motion
- Spinal assessment
- Task specific functional/lifting assessment
- Basic manual handling training
- Grip strength
- Audiometric screening (hearing levels)
- Vision screening
- Blood pressure
- Hernia identification where appropriate
- Lung function.
A report is provided to the referrer within 24 hours.
Companies can customise the assessment to suit their needs. The standard assessment can be combined with manual handling training and if required, we also offer:
- Urine drug screening
- Alcohol screening
- Psychological testing.