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Pre-employment advisory service

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

Advisory services include:

  • Assistance with design, implementation and review of pre-employment medical protocol and requirements
    • New program design and implementation
    • 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​
  • Provide 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 handling training, ergonomic assessments and worksite assessments
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