Pre-employment and induction services

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Recruitment can be difficult to get right, but when performed well, a successful hiring process can lead to increased employee satisfaction and retention, improved business performance and reputation, and reduced risk of injury to your employees. And when we say recruitment, we don't mean just bringing someone through the door. We mean following a procedure that ensures your local government is onboarding someone who is the right fit for your workplace, and who you know is able to perform the inherent requirements of the role.

From an injury prevention perspective, engaging in a recruitment process with a well-designed pre-employment medical protocol enhances the likelihood of hiring workers who can meet the specific job requirements at an acceptable level of risk - essential both to you as the employer, and to the worker.

The goal of the pre-employment medical is to determine whether an individual is fit to perform their job without risk to themselves or others.

The benefits of conducting pre-employment medicals include:

  • Provide important information regarding a candidate's prior medical history, pre-existing and/or current injuries and conditions
  • Increase likelihood of a reduction in workplace injuries
  • Increase likelihood of a reduction in workers compensation claims costs
  • Ensure you match the physical capacity of a worker to the role
  • Identify any unknown medical conditions which the candidate may not be aware of, allowing earlier intervention and possible prevention of future medical complications
  • Improved overall health and wellbeing of the workforce
  • Improve safety and wellbeing culture in your workplace

LGIS injury prevention induction package

Job dictionaries

To make your assessments relevant to individual roles, be sure to utilise the LGIS suite of job dictionaries. You will need to log in to access this document.

Aligning your screening process with the job demands of the role, can greatly increase your chances of hiring the most suitable candidate for the job.  

Once you have employed your suitable candidate, we have a range of resources which you can utilise to help get your new starter on the right track as quickly as possible.

Ergonomic Resources

Ensure your staff members have reviewed their workstation, whether this be an office or vehicle/machinery. By completing a self-assessment checklist, you can identify any concerns with the workstation as soon as possible, and recommendations or controls can be implemented to reduce the risk of injury in the future.

Online education resources

Supplement your internal induction processes with our education resources, and be sure you are providing a basic level of knowledge to your new starters.

Our courses focus on manual task awareness and ergonomics, which can help to reduce the risk of injury. 

NOTE: For the eLearning courses, users can access as "Guest Users" and your local government will receive certificates of competence for all employees who undertake the online course.

Pre-employment advice

We can provide expert advice about pre-employment medicals to ensure your local government identifies the most suitable candidates during your recruitment process.

Advisory services include:

  • Advice on design, implementation and review of pre-employment medical protocol and requirements
    • Review of current process and provision of recommendations for improvements
  • Training and education on common terms and injuries
  • Advice on functional capacity assessments
    • Assessment requirements for specific job roles
    • Assistance with interpretation of assessments/medical ratings
  • Review of high risk pre-employment medicals
    • Flagged medical ratings – previous injury, poor physical capacity, risk factor identification
    • High risk job roles – high rates of injury, high manual task risk rating
  • Advice on key risk areas for job roles
    • Enabling your local government to make the best judgement call on worker suitability for the job role
  • Provide advice on appropriate workplace strategies for risk prevention and management such as manual task training, ergonomic assessments, manual task risk assessments, and risk management plans.
For information, please contact or call 08 9483 8817.