Pre-employment Functional Assessments
A pre-employment functional assessment is a detailed evaluation of an individual’s physical capacity to safely perform the demands of a certain job. A potential employee’s ability to effectively meet specific job requirements is fundamental to ensuring their health and wellbeing.
Pre-employment functional assessments can also assist with matching a worker to a suitable task or a particular role within your organisation, minimise risk of work injuries and reduce onboarding time and expenses.
Health First Group performs two standard types of pre-employment functional assessments, both of which can be documented on our own templates or on yours:
Musculoskeletal Assessments – Musculoskeletal Assessments provide thorough screening for injuries and past medical history which may affect an employee’s performance in a current or new role. Detailed analysis is provided by our skilled health professionals, with feedback and recommendations on the candidate.
Musculoskeletal Plus Fitness Assessments – Some roles will require employees to have a higher level of cardiovascular fitness. To ensure they are able to operate under increased cardiovascular demand, we can screen and provide recommendations based upon their level of fitness.
Job-specific Functional Assessments can also be upon review of your company’s existing job dictionaries or Job Task Analyses (JTA). In the event that a job dictionary or JTA is not available, Health First Group can work in consultation with you to develop one.