A fitness for work assessment is an assessment of a worker's current physical function and health. The purpose of a fitness for work assessment is to ensure workers are fit for work.
Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA), employers have a duty to provide a safe work place, safe systems of work and to mitigate risks in the workplace. To achieve this, reasonable steps must be taken to ensure all workers are ‘fit for work’ to minimise any risk to themselves or others.
Fitness for work assessments can assist in this process, helping to determine:
- if a worker with a non-work related injury or illness can safely perform their role
- on a periodic basis, if a worker is medically and/or physically fit to safely and sustainably carry out their duties
- if a worker is physically and psychologically able to perform their tasks in a manner which does not compromise their safety of the safety of others
- if a worker is affected by drugs or alcohol
CHG offers a wide range of fitness for work assessments to help employers mitigate risks.
CHG fitness for work assessments are conducted by our experienced team of service providers who will ensure that they understand the work requirements and can accurately test a worker’s fitness for work. Assessment options include:
- consultation with a medical practitioner or occupational physician
- functional capacity evaluation (FCE)
- psychological assessment
- drug and alcohol testing
- multi-disciplinary assessment
It is normal for a worker to be instructed to attend a fitness for work assessment by their employer if they have sustained a personal injury in their private time. If the worker has had a workplace injury, their medical practitioner or case manager may ask a worker to attend a fitness for work assessment to ascertain their current level of physical function in relation to their pre-injury work duties.
To make a booking, contact CHG.