Pre-Employment Medical Assessments Service

Pre-Employment Medical Assessments Service

In the field of occupational health and safety, a pre-employment medical assessment is an examination conducted to determine whether or not an applicant for employment can safely perform their job. This can be done before an employee starts a new role, as part of their return-to-work exam following an injury, or as part of a hazard insurance company medical assessment required before an injured worker is allowed back to work.

These assessments typically include a review of an individual’s medical history, a physical examination and a number of lab tests and screenings depending on the nature of the role. Some examples of these tests may include blood tests, urine analysis, hearing test, spirometry (lung function), vision test and musculoskeletal assessment. These packages are tailored to your organisation’s requirements and can be customised for specific industries, roles or job types.

During a pre-employment medical assessment, your doctor will take your blood pressure which is a measurement of the force at which your heart pumps blood around the body. The normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg. This is a very important test that helps your physician assess the health of your cardiovascular system and your overall physical fitness.

If you have high blood pressure, this could indicate other health issues that may affect your ability to perform your job duties such as heart disease or stroke. It can also be a sign of diabetes, which if untreated can lead to a number of serious health problems including kidney failure and blindness.

You will likely be asked about your medical history and any medications that you are taking. This is a great way to ensure that you can safely work in your new role and that any potential hazards are understood and managed. For example, if you are applying for a driving job, your employer will want to know if you have a history of eye conditions or heart trouble so that they can be made aware of any potential risks to your health.

Failing a pre-employment medical exam can have a huge impact on your career prospects. It can affect your reputation, your ability to perform your job and ultimately your quality of life. However, it is possible to retake the exam and potentially pass it, but you will need to speak to your performing doctor about what caused you to fail the previous examination.

It is crucial that you are well prepared for a pre-employment medical assessment, as this will help you and your doctor to get the most out of the process. You should wear comfortable clothes and avoid alcohol and caffeine before the test and bring any assistive devices that you need to use. It’s also helpful to bring any medical records or other relevant information such as previous accidents or injuries, medication that you are taking and any underlying health conditions or illnesses.

Choosing an independent, experienced and qualified doctor to conduct your assessment can save you time, money and hassle in the long run. At Injurynet, we only employ doctors to conduct these exams as they are highly trained, experienced and have a detailed knowledge of medical assessment techniques. We also have a clinical team who reviews all assessment prior to assigning a risk rating which means you can trust that the outcome of your assessment is based on a consistent and thorough approach.