What is meant by “Fit to Work”?
“Fit to Work” or “Fitness to Work” is a medical assessment performed to assess whether an employee can safely carry out a specific job or task. The medical assessment determines if an employee is medically fit to perform the job or task that they are employed to do.
Are your Employees Fit to Work?
Do you know if your employees are fit for the work that they do? Perhaps they have existing health problems that could be made worse by certain jobs. If so, they could be putting themselves and you at risk? If an employee is not suitable for the work they do, then there is the risk of future ill health and absence. If you are unsure of their suitability for the job then you need professional advice.
Employment Medicals are a way of protecting your workforce and should be a part of your organisation’s risk assessment process. If your employees are at risk of injury than your business is at risk of litigation.
Our Occupational Health Advisors assess physical, mental capacities, sensory acuity and level of skill, etc.
Our qualified Occupational Health Adviser will assess an individual and the work they will be doing. The assessment will include physical and mental capabilities, existing and past health conditions including medication and previous employment risks. Our Adviser will then provide the employer with a report.
The report will typically report one of the three outcomes back to the employer:
- Outcome 1 – Employee is fit for work
- Outcome 2 – Employee is unfit for work
- Outcome 3 – Employee is fit with restrictions
A medical assessment reassures an employer that their employee is fit to carry out their normal duties and as a consequence of undertaking these duties would not seriously endanger the lives of themselves or others in the working environment.
Medical assessments take approximately 30 minutes and include:
- Confidential Questionnaire
- Medical Assessment
- Blood Pressure & Pulse
- Vision Screening
- Musculoskeletal Assessment
- Report, Restrictions and Recommendations
- Anonymous statistics
Fit to Work Medical examples:
- Working at Heights Medical
- Confined Space Medical
- Forklift Truck Medical
- Night Worker Medical
- Lone Worker Medical
- New and Expectant Mother Medical
- Food Handler Medicals
- Asbestos Medicals
- Display screen equipment
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There are many different Medical Assessments available, some are required by law, and others are simply recommended as good practice. Our Occupational Health Advisers will tailor the Medical Assessments to your business and provide a cost effective service that benefits both your company and your employees.