Pre-employment health assessments and screening modules

Pre-employment health assessments and screening modules

Detailed and targeted screenings

Our pre-employment assessments thoroughly assess a candidate’s health and functional capabilities. Utilising a combination of questionnaires, standardised tests, and clinical evaluations, our team of seasoned occupational health experts can promptly identify any potential concerns, monitor key health indicators (including hearing and respiratory function), and offer comprehensive and expert advice. Our pre-employment screening and medical assessments can be seamlessly integrated into a standardised, comprehensive framework, or each component can be delivered individually, customised to suit your business’s specific requirements.

Pre-employment questionnaires

Our questionnaires act as robust, sensitive, and self-administered screening tools and are designed to gather information on candidates’ work, medical, and injury histories. It also gathers details about key lifestyle factors and include a basic psychological evaluation.

Clients have the option to implement a standardised comprehensive questionnaire or tailor individual questions to cater for their business’s requirements.

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Pre-employment functional health assessment modules

Our pre-employment functional assessments are tailored to meet each role’s inherent requirements and may include:


A comprehensive assessment of the spine, upper limbs, and lower limbs. This assessment includes a review of joint range of motion, joint stability, muscle length, muscle strength, and functional work tolerances. It also includes a basic neural screen.


A comprehensive assessment of postural tolerances (both static and dynamic) that are matched to a role’s inherent requirements. Postural tolerances can include sitting, standing, reaching, bending, and twisting.


A functional assessment of a person’s manual handling loading ability that is matched against the role’s inherent requirements. The assessment covers the candidate’s ability to safely perform lifts and includes a review of their technique and overall tolerance to the movement.


Pre-employment silica health medicals record a baseline and examine whether a candidate is displaying signs or symptoms of exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS).


Audiometric assessments that measure hearing capability and screen for any hearing deficiencies that may have resulted from prior exposure to hazardous noise levels.


Spirometry assessments that measure lung function and the degree of airflow obstruction (if any) that may be present in a candidate.


The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is administered to all drivers to assess the presence of fatigue resulting from sleep-related conditions, such as sleep apnoea.


This assessment covers visual acuity and is designed for roles that require clear vision for safe performance. Colour vision can also be assessed where this is identified as an inherent role requirement.


General medical tests can include a comprehensive medical questionnaire, blood pressure checks, visual checks, and height/weight checks (i.e., BMI). This module also includes screening for potential medical conditions that may substantially impact the candidate’s performance.


This module is designed to screen the candidate’s blood for the presence of alcohol and illicit drugs at the time of assessment. Screens are used to identify traces of Cannabis, Cocaine, Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Benzodiazepines (benzos), and Morphine. If required, results can be sent for gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GCMS) testing if required.


The Kessler 10 Psychological Screen is completed with every candidate to identify potential risks associated with anxiety and depression.

The Bodycare pre-employment process

Flexible online payment structure

At Bodycare, we know that every business is different, and that’s why we provide our clients with flexible payment options. Candidates can pay for their pre-employment assessments directly through our secure online portal and clients can also use it to generate comprehensive monthly invoices.

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