Post Offer Employment Health Screening

Why?

 

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  

       regulations

 

 ✓   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

 

 

How?

 

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.