Pre-Employment Medicals With a Difference

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Assist Group is highly experienced in conducting pre-employment medical assessments for employees and individuals alike.
Assist Group
posted on, 30 Mar 2022

Pre-Employment Medicals With a Difference

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), each year, more than half a million people experience a work-related injury or illness. The most common cause of injury or illness was from ‘lifting, pushing, pulling or bending’.

The ABS provides the following key facts around workplace injury statistics:

  • 563,600 people had a work-related injury or illness (4.2% of people who worked at some time during the year).
  • The most common cause of injury or illness was 'Lifting, pushing, pulling or bending' (24.2%).
  • 60% had time off as a result of the injury or illness.
  • 27% received workers compensation for the injury or illness.

As injured employees can result in numerous lost hours and place a financial burden on your business, it has become more common for employers to assess whether a potential candidate is physically suitable for the role. This evaluation is conducted externally through the means of a pre-employment medical.

A pre-employment medical assesses the potential candidates' physical and mental abilities, as well as screens for existing illness or injuries that could prevent the individual from fulfilling the role.

The Assist Group Difference

Assist Group is your trusted partner when it comes to occupational health services. We can help you with a range of health testing services, including: pre-employment medicals, medicals for asbestos, Coal Board, fitness for duty, and more.

We conduct pre-employment medical assessments for employees and individuals alike. For the same day or very next day appointments and results.

This means, your employees won't be wasting valuable hours waiting around to be seen by a doctor or waiting hours on end for their assessments or results.

Our vision is to become the outsourced total health management and wellness solution for your company's human resources. Where health and human resources meet resulting in increased wellness and productivity, ultimately reducing costs linked to workplace and non workplace illness. Assist Group provides both "on demand" and "solution focused" Health and wellness strategies for Company's Human Resources.

At Assist Group we understand there is a magnitude of different jobs out there all with different physical expectations and requirements, which means there is no one-size-fits-all pre-employment medical assessment.

This is why we have a multi-level approach to pre-employment medical assessments. We provide in-depth or tailored pre-employment medical services, as well as standard (level 1) pre-employment medicals.

In a standard pre-employment medical, the doctor will complete:

  • Height, weight, body mass index (BMI)
  • Vision Tests (Near, Distance and Colour)
  • Audiogram (Screening Assessment)
  • Abdominal examination (Hernia Identification)
  • Cardiovascular examination (Heart check, blood pressure, pulse)
  • Basic lung assessment (Chest sounds and peak flow)
  • Urinalysis for diabetes and disorders of the internal organs
  • Hand Grip Dynamometry
  • Brief Manual Handling Technique check – Floor to bench only

For more in-depth or tailored pre-employment medical services we are also able to complete and provide the following additional services:

  • Spirometry Assessment (Lung function testing)
  • Urine Drug and Alcohol Screening (Instant and Laboratory based)
  • Saliva Drug Screening (Instant and Laboratory based)
  • Alcohol Breath Testing
  • Functional Capacity Assessments
  • Manual Handling Assessment
  • Online Manual Handling Training
  • Sub-maximal aerobic capacity (VO2) evaluations
  • Static electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Imaging referral services: Chest or Lumbar Spine X-ray, MRI or CT Scan
  • Blood Pathology Services.

Want to find out more about Pre-Employment Medicals?

Assist Group is highly experienced in conducting pre-employment medical assessments for employees and individuals alike. For same day or very next day appointments and results, enquire with us today.

https://www.assist-group.com.au/medicals/pre-employment-medicals/