Pre Employment Medicals & Health Screening

Pre Employment Testing Components

What is Involved in a Pre Employment Assessment?

Each assessment is designed to run for approximately 60 minutes and is divided into various components. Our pre employment functional assessments are tailored to meet the inherent requirements of each role. Based on the role you are applying for you will be required to complete the following tests as part of your assessment. Please note these are subject to change.

If you have any questions about pre employment assessments or testing components, please call us at 1300 222 639.

General

Height, Weight, BMI, Abdominal Circumference, Hip/Waist Ratio:

These measurements are taken to assess whether your weight is within a healthy range according to your height.

Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate:

This is a basic test which measures your resting blood pressure. This can identify people who may be at risk of heart conditions or who may be unsuitable for intense exercise.

3 Minute Step Test

3-Minute Step Test measures your aerobic (cardiovascular) fitness level based on how quickly your heart rate returns to normal after exercise. Please wear clothing appropriate for exercising.

Musculoskeletal and Functional Tolerances Test

Comprehensive assessment of the spine, upper and lower limbs. This assessment includes a review of joint range of motion, joint stability, muscle length, muscle strength, functional work tolerances and a basic neural screen. Includes testing of specific manual handling abilities and techniques including:

  • Lifting and carrying different loads
  • Grip Strength
  • Lifting Techniques
  • Repetitive Lifting
  • Lower Limb Flexibility and Strength
  • Upper Limb Flexibility and Strength
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Flexibility and Strength
Vision

Includes an assessment of visual acuity where this is necessary for the safe performance of each role. Colour vision is also assessed where this is identified as an inherent role requirement.

Your vision will be checked both with and without correction. If you wear glasses or contacts, you must remember to bring these to the assessment.

Hearing Assessment

This is a screening tool which checks your hearing in each ear based on your responses when tones of varying frequency and volume are played. This test will provide a baseline for future testing comparison. If you have recently been exposed to loud noises or suffered a cold or sinus infection, it is important to let the assessor know.

Spirometry

This test assesses your breathing and lung capacity, which helps to determine your suitability for endurance tasks and provide a baseline for future testing comparison.

Drug & Alcohol

A drug test that will detect the presence of illicit drugs in your system. If you are on a prescription medication which may affect this test please ensure that you bring in a letter from your GP outlining medication usage and/or a copy of your script. Ensure you disclose all medications you are taking as some may affect the test. Please note excessive water consumption can result in a dilute urine sample. Your test will be invalid in this case and you will be required to repeat this at an additional cost. In addition to this, a breath test will be performed on a breathalyzer, which measures the presence of alcohol in your breath.

Pathology

You will be required to undertake a blood test as per your potential employer’s requirements.

Medical Assessment

Doctor Assessment:

Includes completion of a comprehensive medical questionnaire, as well as blood pressure checks, visual checks, urinalysis, height/weight checks (e.g. BMI), and identification of any potential medical conditions that may impact on the substantive role.

Urinalysis:

Urinalysis which detects traces of blood, protein or glucose in the urine. It is required to assess the health of your urinary system or detect other medical issues such as infection or diabetes.

Contact us now to learn more about our Health Assessment Services