Good employers take their duty of care towards their workforce seriously, and this includes understanding what risks prospective and existing employees might have.
A pre-employment medical assessment helps to manage these risks in the workplace with the aim of avoiding illness or injury to the applicant or fellow employee.
Some jobs also have legal requirements and standards that need to be met, such as the national standards for Commercial and Heavy Vehicle driving, Rail Safety Workers medical, and Queensland Coal Board medical to name just a few.
As one of Australia’s leading occupational health partners to industry, Jobfit conducts pre-employment medical examinations, pre-placement medicals and periodic medical assessments all over Australia.
Pre-employment medicals are conducted to Australian state and territory WorkSafe requirements in WA, SA, NT, QLD, NSW, VIC, ACT and TAS.
Each occupational health assessment will involve a number of varying aspects, depending on the job you are applying (or employed) for, and the organisation in question. As a minimum, you will be required to fill out a health assessment questionnaire and undergo a medical examination by one of our qualified healthcare professionals.
Your medical examination process will be comprehensive – from your blood pressure to your vision, heart, abdomen, limbs and spine. You will also have your urine checked for sugar and blood, and you may be required to strip to your underclothes, so please wear appropriate underwear.
For physically demanding jobs that are in remote and hot environments, you might be required to undertake a work fitness assessment (otherwise known as a functional capacity assessment or musculoskeletal assessment), so appropriate loose fitting clothing and closed in shoes (preferably runners) should be worn.
See our FAQ’s page for a comprehensive overview of what to expect and how to prepare for your pre-employment medical examination.