Workplace Health & Safety

What are fit for work assessments, and why you should be doing them!

It is important to know whether or not your staff are fit for the tasks you set them.

What are fit for work assessments, and why you should be doing them?

Knowing that your employees are fit and ready to handle whatever demanding tasks their role entails is always something of an unknown. Of course, you can do all the job interviews in the world, but it’s always easy to see how fit someone is for a job until they start.

However, one way that you can reduce your risks as an employer is to do fit-for-work assessments. At a fit-for-work assessment, potential employees are taken through a series of health checks which assess things like range of movement, strength, back strength, bending, stooping, reaching, cardiovascular fitness, joint stability, and much more.

If you have specific activities at your place of employment, fit-for-work assessments can be tailored to suit them. This way, you’ll know exactly how healthy any potential new employees are. Fit for work assessments could also be used for employees returning to work after an accident.

At Assurance HR, we will organize and handle all of your fit-for-work assessment needs. We’ll organize taking employees to appointments and use a qualified third party to handle all of the health assessments. Wouldn’t you like some peace of mind knowing that potential employees are healthy and ready to start work?

Fit For Work Assessments – Conclusion

Knowing that your new employee is fit and ready to handle any of the rigorous tasks at your worksite is the perfect way to get your working relationship off to a great start!

If you need assistance with setting up and completing fit-for-work assessments, then Assurance HR is here to help. Our professional and experienced team has successfully helped Australian businesses to meet their WHS obligations with fit-for-work assessments!

Need help with meeting your WHS obligations? Contact us today! Call us any time on 1800 577 515, or schedule an appointment online here.


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From Our Principal


Other HR companies talk about how they will stand behind and support you. But do they really know what it takes to run a small business?

Do they understand what you have to go through each and every day? We Do!

You see, before seeing the need that small businesses had in this area, I ran a successful small business for over 15 years.

I have been where you are. And with a team boasting similar experience totalling over 100 years, I can promise you we will not stand behind you, we will stand with you shoulder to shoulder, providing the best advice and support at a price the big companies will not match.

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