HPOM Practitioners are highly experienced in Occupational Medical assessments in their miscellaneous forms. Our doctors are specialists in occupational medicine and have completed additional training in the field of occupational health. The cumulative experience of 35 years plus insistence on our part that we understand the role for which we are examining, should greatly reassure clientele that we are taking this serious - this health assessment is not a tick box exercise.
An occupational health assessment occurs when the employer refers to employees as part of the sickness absence management process.
The health and safety of a workforce is an integral part of any productive organisation. Our workplace medical assessments are customised to accommodate specific job requirements and work environments.
We also insist on ensuring that our occupational health assessments are done properly, not rushed or carried out under suboptimal conditions. We carry out an occupational health assessment with appropriate consent from the candidate and with consideration to their privacy. Drug & Alcohol testing is available and performed to the relevant Australian/NZ standards whilst other tests and data collection are also performed by suitably accredited and qualified personnel.
Cost-wise, the pricing of medicals and health checks should be discussed with management and these details are available on request. Special deals & arrangements may be considered subject to the circumstances.
Likewise, where functional capacity assessment is required, appropriately qualified Allied Health Partners are tasked with this rather than random individuals.
Employers and candidates can find downloadable resources, instructions and further information relevant to the pre-employment process on the practice resources page.
HPOM offers many services to help your company manage occupational health and health assessments among employees.
Pre-Employment Medical Testing and Screening
Pre-employment medical assessments, also known as pre-employment health checks, aim to evaluate and monitor individuals to detect risk factors that might restrict them in delivering efficient performance in their workplace. A pre-employment medical assessment assures that the employee and their colleagues are not at any risk. The main advantage of pre-employment medical testing is that the working environment is safe and secure with fewer injuries in the workplace.
We offer services including:
We offer a range of employment-related medicals including:
Occupational Health Assessment FAQs
What is an Occupational Health Assessment?
An Occupational Health Assessment is a medical examination performed by an Occupational Health Physician. Its main aim is to advise employers on the employee's health and make recommendations on what adjustments could be considered to ensure a safe/healthy working environment for that employee. It can also be an assessment of somebody's fitness to work.
What tests are carried out during an Occupational Health Assessment?
At HPOM Occupational Health Assessment Providers we will carry out the following industry-specified series of tests as standard:
When should Occupational Health tests be carried out?
Occupational Health Assessments (OHAs) can usually be arranged at a time and location to suit your business.
Who can see my employees' health records?
As the employer, you will receive a health record, which confirms the health checks are undertaken for your employee, and the outcome regarding fitness for relevant tasks, plus any advice on relevant risk control measures.
However, specific OHA findings are medically confidential and can only be viewed by the employee or health professionals, unless it is reasonable for you to see more specific information and, crucially, that the employee has freely given written permission for you to see it.
Why do employees get referred to occupational health?
The main reason for referring an employee to occupational health is to help a manager resolve a situation where an employee's health might be affecting their fitness to carry out their job, or their job may be adversely affecting their health in some way.
Why have I been referred to occupational health?
Your manager or HR advisor should have discussed the referral with you and explained the reasoning behind it.
You wouldn’t be expected to attend a work health assessment without having signed a referral form. Although when employees are off sick, this can sometimes be difficult.
If you are ever unsure, before agreeing to the assessment you should discuss it with your manager.
Do I have to attend the Occupational Health Assessment?
It’s not compulsory, although if you decline the appointment then decisions may be made about your employment without the benefit of any professional advice from an occupational health specialist.
Who will I see in my occupational health assessment?
At HPOM all occupational or work health assessments are performed by an occupational health nurse or doctor.
They will check the details on your referral form, discuss the contents with you and ask you about your current health problems.
They will also chat about your job, the activities involved and identify the areas where you might be experiencing difficulties.
What information is included in the final occupational health assessment?
The referral form from your manager or HR advisor will include specific questions that will be asked in the assessment.
The written report will include the answers to these questions as well as any other information provided during the appointment.
Suggestions in the report might include:
You can be sent a copy of the report and any confidential information won’t be shared without your consent.