Pre-Employment Physical Test
Advantage Injury Management Services is experienced in providing pre-employment physical tests to promote safe and sustainable recruitment of employees. A pre-employment physical test is also know as a pre-employment screen, and is often considered to be a mini functional capacity evaluation. The purpose of a pre-employment physical test is to assist with your recruitment process by providing a summary of a candidate’s physical ability and injury risk (if any). This information can assist you to recruit employees who are considered suitable and safe to perform your specific work demands.
What does a pre-employment physical test involve?
- Pre-employment physical tests are mostly completed at our Advantage Injury Management Services offices, by a skilled and experienced occupational therapist, physiotherapist or exercise physiologist. If required, Advantage Injury Management Services is happy to complete an individual or group of pre-employment physical tests at your workplace.
- The pre-employment physical test usually combines a written medical health questionnaire and participation in a number of tailored physical assessment tasks. The physical tasks are designed specifically to simulate relevant workplace demands where able. Advantage Injury Management Services is happy to design a range of pre-employment physical tests to compliment the varied work roles at your place of employment.
- You will be provided with a simple to understand written document outlining the results of the assessment. Where needed, we will complete your industry or employment specific paperwork.
- Most importantly, pre-employment physical tests are completed fast (with written results going back to the employer same day), and are great value for money.
- The candidate is usually required for 30 to 45 minutes to complete the health screen and physical test.
It should be noted that an Advantage Injury Management Services pre-employment physical test does not include the following medical screens or tests:
- Doctor review
- Hearing assessment
- Lung function
- Eye and vision
- Urine analysis
However, if required Advantage Injury Management Services will happily complete the pre-employment physical test in conjunction with a medical practitioner / GP to that the above tests may be included.
What are the benefits of a pre-employment physical test?
There are a number of benefits for employers and employee candidates to participate in a pre-employment physical test.
- Save time and money by recruiting the right people for your workplace.
- Ensure your work force is fit and healthy, and capable of managing the demands of your work roles.
- Improved work productivity and efficiency due to reduced employee injury, illness and time off work.
- Less injury and illness in the workplace leads to human and economic savings.
- Where injury or illness risk is identified, employers and candidates alike can work together to seek treatment (such as exercise physiology programs) or choose ascertain whether this career direction is an appropriate long term goal.
What Should I wear to a pre-employment physical test?
- As the name suggests, a pre-employment physical test is a physical assessment, and therefore it is advisable to wear clothing that you can easily move in, for example t-shirt, shorts and running shoes. Alternatively you may choose to wear your normal work attire, such as work boots.