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Pre Employment Medicals

Pre-employment medicals, also known as pre-employment health screenings or pre-employment medical examinations, offer several benefits to both employers and employees. Investing in a pre-employment medical for a potential staff member ensures you are investing in someone whose health won't hold them back from achieving the most for your business.

Key reasons for performing pre-employment medicals for your team.

We understand that every business has very specific industry and individual business factors that need to be considered when looking at employing new team members. OH Direct works with employers to customize pre-employment medicals to get you the information you need to ensure the performance and security of your team and your business.

  • Promote a Healthy Workforce: Pre-employment medicals help ensure that prospective employees are in good health and physically capable of performing the job duties. By screening candidates, employers can identify any existing medical conditions or health risks that may affect job performance or pose a safety hazard in the workplace. This helps maintain a healthier and more productive workforce overall.
  • Reduce Absenteeism and Turnover: Identifying any underlying health issues during pre-employment medicals can prevent individuals from taking up a job they are physically unfit for. This can significantly reduce the likelihood of absenteeism, frequent sick leaves, and turnover caused by health-related issues. Hiring candidates who are fit for the job can contribute to higher employee retention rates.
  • Enhance Workplace Safety: Certain roles may involve physical demands, hazardous environments, or the operation of heavy machinery. Pre-employment medicals can assess an individual's physical ability, strength, and coordination, ensuring they can safely perform their duties without jeopardising their own safety or the safety of others. This can help reduce workplace accidents and injuries.
  • Decrease Workers' Compensation Claims: When employees have pre-existing health conditions that are exacerbated by their job duties, it can lead to workers' compensation claims. By identifying and addressing potential health risks before hiring, employers can minimise the chances of such claims and the associated costs.
  • Support Compliance with Legal Requirements: In some jurisdictions, certain industries, or specific job roles, may require mandatory pre-employment medicals to comply with health and safety regulations. Conducting these medical examinations ensures that employers meet legal requirements and avoid potential penalties or legal liabilities.
  • Improve Employee Well-being: Pre-employment medicals can contribute to an overall culture of employee well-being and demonstrate an employer's commitment to the health and safety of its workforce. It sends a message that the organisation values the health and well-being of its employees and is willing to invest in their long-term success.
  • Identify Health Risks Early: Pre-employment medicals often include a comprehensive health assessment that may include checks for blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes, vision, hearing, and other relevant screenings. Detecting health issues early allows employees to seek appropriate medical care and take necessary precautions, potentially preventing the condition from worsening or becoming more costly to treat in the future.

It's important to note that pre-employment medicals should be conducted in accordance with applicable laws, ensuring fairness, confidentiality, and compliance with privacy regulations.

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