Pre-Employment and Exit Health Assessments
Getting a suitable person for the job is what employers want. Part of that suitability is ensuring that the person has the physical capacity to perform the duties of the role, and that the tasks undertaken are not going to cause harm to the person. Pre- employment health assessments also enable a recording of baseline health information; particularly important when the job requires the person to be exposed to hazards such as noise or dust.
Pre-employments can include a variety of tests which vary for each company. The testing performed is role and task specific. It is important that each health assessment is structured to suit the employee’s work activities within the company. WOHC is available to advise your company on appropriate pre-employment health procedures.
Exit assessments are done prior to an employee leaving the company, and this is a way of verifying that the person’s health has not been adversely affected by their employment. This protects the employer, and reassures the employee that their health has not been compromised during their employment.