What is Pre Employment Screening?
This evaluates an applicant’s health and fitness for an occupation regarding the requirements of that job matched against the physical and mental health of the applicant in order to ensure good person-job match.
How is Pre Employment Screening carried out?
Option 1: Pre Employment Questionnaire
This explores the health of the applicant through their declaration by means of a health questionnaire. The questionnaire focuses on previous medical history, social history and family history. It is assessed by a member of HealthForce’s Occupational Health team and a fitness conclusion is supplied to the employer.
Option 2: Pre Employment Medical
Pre employment medicals can be done where the occupation carries a more significant element of risk to health, for example employees who work with hazardous substances, construction employees’ etc Pre employment medicals can also be carried out where a pre employment health questionnaire may have highlighted health related issues. A clinical examination will be carried out by a member of the HealthForce occupational health team and a fitness conclusion supplied.
What happens if abnormalities are found at the pre employment stage?
When this occurs it will be necessary to establish if the problem(s) will restrict the applicant from being able to successfully carry out the occupation without risk to their health and safety or that of others. Actions will include:
How can HealthForce help you?
What are the benefits of pre-employment screening?
The benefits of health screening can be felt by both the employer and the employee alike. Health screening is an effective way of increasing employee morale, and leads to reduced sickness and levels of absenteeism.
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