Post Offer Employment Health Screening
It is your responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure that prospective employees and those being redeployed are fit to perform the jobs you offer and that their health is not damaged by work.
Pre placement health assessments are performed after the candidate has been offered the job to assess a candidate's
fitness to work.
Pre employment / pre placement health screens:
✓ assess current health problems that may affect the
prospective employee's ability to give an effective
and reliable service
✓ provide necessary advice on how to meet the legal
obligations of disability provisions of the Equality Act,
Working Time Regulations and other health and safety
✓ enable information to be given to the prospective
employee on health protection at work and how
to improve physical and mental well-being
✓ identify the unfit prospective employee thus preventing
a safety risk to themselves and others
✓ enable baseline medical information to be collected if required for future health surveillance purposes
Assurance that prospective employees are physically and psychologically
able to take on the role for which they have been recruited may be given
following completion of a health questionnaire and in infrequent cases
following correspondence with the applicant's doctors and / or a medical.