Pre-employment Medicals
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7-9 Gibbons Street Redfern

Opposite redfern train station

Pre-employment medical

The pre-employment medical assessments that most corporates opt for are an essential workforce risk management tool that is used to screen people for risk factors that might limit their abilities to perform their job in a safe and effective manner. At Citydoc, we offer detailed & comprehensive pre-placement as well as periodic medical assessments and pre-employment medical examinations. These can be accurately customised to suit the requirements of your specific business.

No matter which industry you operate in, one of the best ways to optimise the productivity within your company is to ensure that your staff members are healthy and safe. It is crucial as it helps optimise their productivity. Its no secret that recruitment is an expensive exercise; but if you don’t employ due caution and have pre-employment medicals while hiring new recruits, it will end up costing you much more than you thought it would.

The tests

Pre-employment medicals provide your company with a very good, baseline understanding of the medical status of the potential applicants, for various aspects such as:

  • Hearing
  • Lung functions
  • Eyesight
  • General fitness

These medical tests are done to ascertain whether the applicants are medically fit and whether they will be able to carry out all the tasks that they will be required to carry out in the position you are hiring them for. This particular information is crucial to ensure that you aren’t setting a person that is physically unsuitable for the job. For example, if you hire someone that has a tiny frame for a job that requires physical strength, it automatically increases the chances of different injuries such as strains and sprains or even back injuries- and this can only lead to worker’s compensation claims.

Benefits of pre-employment medical assessments

There are some distinct benefits to conducting pre-employment medical assessments, such as:

  • A much safer working environment
  • Minimised downtime
  • Reduction in workplace injuries
  • Matching the employee’s capacity with the role
  • Reduction in insurance costs & WorkCover claims
  • Reduction in overall recruitment cost & risk

We conduct a very detailed pre-employment medical examination; this typically includes:

  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Central nervous system examination
  • Cardiovascular examination (blood pressure, heart check, pulse)
  • Full musculoskeletal examination that includes comprehensive range of movement
  • Urinalysis for diabetes or bladder/kidney disorders
  • Examination for hernias & other abdominal abnormalities
  • Vision assessment- this includes colour blindness
  • Respiratory examination

In addition, the other pre-employment medical examination requirements might include:

  • Drug and alcohol screening (instant/laboratory)
  • Audiometry (hearing test, includes WorkCover WA audio compliance)
  • Spirometry (lung-function test)
  • MediPass assessments (Gladstone, Queensland)
  • Health surveillance screening
  • Periodic & exit medical assessments
  • Work fitness assessments (also called functional capacity evaluations)
  • Statutory & code of practice screening

A work fitness assessment typically involves an examination of:

  • Range of movement
  • Posture
  • Back fitness
  • Strength
  • Squatting
  • Bending / stooping
  • Reaching
  • Manual handling
  • Cardiovascular fitness test
  • Stability of joints & general flexibility

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Mon-Fri: 8am - 6pm

Sat: 9am - 1pm

Phone: 02 8399 5320

Fax: 02 8399 5317

We're located at
7-9 Gibbons Street Redfern

Opposite Redfern train station