Is Your Potential Employee Fit to Work?
Pre-employment assessments have become an essential practice to mitigate the risk of injury to new hires or employees returning from injury.
These assessments, also known as Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), provide a comprehensive overview of a potential employee's physical capabilities, including strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. Essentially, they help in determining whether an employee poses a high or low risk of work-related injury. Additionally, these assessments are beneficial for employees to gauge whether they can adequately perform the tasks required in a specific job role. For employers, this information can be invaluable in aligning workers with tasks or roles that are most suitable for their physical abilities within the company.
The benefits of Pre-Employment Functional Assessment
A pre-employment functional assessment, conducted in tandem with a medical assessment by a physiotherapist, offers a comprehensive evaluation of a candidate's suitability for a specific role. At Life Physio, we tailor our pre-employment assessments to meet your unique requirements, offering both generic and specific evaluations based on your needs.
Typically, a work fitness assessment includes an examination of:
Why is Physiotherapist the best provider to assess pre-employment capacity evaluation?
Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help people get better and stay well.
Physiotherapists also work closely with GPs and other health clinicians to plan and manage treatment. GPs refer more patients to physiotherapists than any other healthcare profession.
Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life.
Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.
Physiotherapist is trained to specified on how muscle and body structure work in-relation to perform the physical demands of specific duties as well as making recommendation about interventions such as safe manual handling.
Occupational health – supports the health and wellbeing of workers, reduces safety risks in the workplace, prevents and manages injuries and diseases, and support workers in returning to work.
How it works
1. Applicant arrives 15 minutes early to fill out Physiotherapy questionnaire and the ‘Personal Details’ . Physiotherapist/ receptionist MUST sight photographic identification .
2. Physiotherapist reviews task analysis provided by the HR Department to ensure understanding of the physical requirements of the job the applicant is applying for.
3. Physiotherapist reviews the completed questionnaire and ensures any YES answers are documented in detail. The Physiotherapist must ensure any current or pre-existing injuries are assessed thoroughly.
4. Physiotherapist will complete the Assessment and report
5. The Physiotherapist then sends a photocopy/fax of Assessment report to the employer/ referrer within 24 hours of completion.
6. The Physiotherapist then files assessment report at their premises and bills to the appropriate employer/referrer.
Assessment at the Clinic: $150 +GST per assessment
Assessment at the employer's affiliate office (only available if there are from 6- 10 assesmsents per call out)