Save Time, Money & Hire The Right Candidate The First Time Round By Undertaking A Pre-Employment Medical Assessment
Pre-employment Medical Assessments in Brisbane
With the right team in place and with procedures and processes determining the correct way to work, businesses can keep things under control to a certain degree. However, there are many unseen risks that can be identified through a pre employment medical.
Brisbane companies are encouraged to seek the counsel of the team here at Corporate Work Health Australia when they are in the process of locking down new hires. We are business owners who have a specific focus on health and so we appreciate exactly what it takes to make things run smoothly as well as understanding that some people just are not right for the job, despite their qualifications.
Why a Pre-employment Medical Examination in Brisbane is Essential
Many aspects of business involve risk and employing staff is one of the most significant of them. Your employees are the key to a successful business providing you hire the right ones, treat them properly and put them in roles they can undertake well.
Taking on the wrong people and putting them into jobs for which they’re not suitable can be a recipe for disaster so correct selection is essential. You can avoid incorrect selection by careful vetting before engagement, including checking a person’s physical ability to do a job.
Reducing Risks and Maximising Output
A pre-employment medical in Brisbane is a risk management tool that seeks to avoid taking on the wrong people for a role. By screening individuals and determining their state of health and physical ability, mistakes can be avoided, and various benefits will result:
- downtime is reduced and productivity is increased since workers can undertake their roles efficiently without breaks caused by physical failings and tiredness
- workplace injuries are reduced since employees are competent to perform the work in a safe manner and don’t make mistakes due to fatigue
- overall, the workplace is much safer for everyone
- recruitment costs are minimised since employees who are capable of doing their job will be more likely to remain long-term and won’t need to be replaced
- compensation claims, legal expenses and insurance costs will be lower
- employees will be able to perform at maximum capacity since they are suited to the role for which they are employed
- statutory requirements will be satisfied, such as those imposed for particular industries that include mining and railways.
Raising and Maintaining Business Standards
The health of an organisation can be seen in terms of the health of its employees generally. If you conduct a pre-employment medical examination for each new employee and then repeat on change of role or periodically to ensure physical ability is maintained, you’ll have a healthy workforce that performs effectively and a business that performs equally well. Investing in the health of your employees in this way will produce a safe and productive business that is more likely to succeed than one that ignores the health of its employees.
We can help you achieve this level of success by conducting pre-employment and periodic medical assessments that will establish the physical capability of all employees when they start and then monitor that throughput their career. By establishing a baseline level initially, any changes can be identified, and adjustments made to roles or work practices so employees can always perform to the best of their ability. In that way, your company will always be able to operate at peak efficiency.
Medical assessments are conducted thoroughly but without fuss and in a timely manner. This will entail minimal interruption to work or disruption to production. Any minor inconveniences are more than made up for by increased well-being of staff and the higher productivity and profitability that will result.
Is it Worth Undertaking A Pre-Employment Medical Assessment?
The benefit to the person who potentially is found to not have the appropriate physical requirements to complete the job is that they do not face working in an environment where they will be overwhelmed by the workload and become stressed. If we are not able to focus and remain calm while completing our work, then the likelihood is that mistakes will be made.
As such, employers with the foresight to conduct a pre employment medical assessment benefit by hiring only those that meet the necessary requirements of the job, and time is not lost through injury or costs are not increased as a result of a new worker being injured and potentially negatively impacting on the wellbeing of others.
This service also allows employers to keep a record of pre-employment capacity, which is a positive move to make to safeguard you in the future. There’s no question that false claims are made every year in Australia and where “injury in the workplace” or as a result of the nature of the work is entered it is important to have a reference document that speaks to the health and capabilities of the claimant at the point they commenced work.
Future Proof Your Hire With A Employment Medical Examination
At Corporate Work Health Australia, we want to save you money, ensure that your staff meet your needs and that they can fully realise their potential and thrive in your work environment. So, for a comprehensive, tailored service, get a pre-employment functional assessment as well. Get in touch with us today and let’s work toward reducing risk in as many ways as possible.
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