Physical Pre-employments


Physical Pre-Employments determine fitness for duties

Our physical pre-employments are an important facet of the employment application process. We offer these physical pre-employment assessments to help you identify if an applicant can perform the inherent requirements of the job, to identify risks, and to determine if risks can be reduced. As such pre-employment screening is an effective workforce risk management tool supporting your team’s ability to perform a job safely and effectively.

The health and wellbeing of your team is essential and is key to optimising company productivity.

Benefits of Physical
Pre-Employment screenings

Physical Pre-employment health checks are some of the most important yet overlooked part of the hiring process. 

Benefits include:

•   Suitable, capable employees fit for work
•   Reduction in physical workplace injuries
•   Reduction in claims and insurance costs
•   Match the physical capacity of the employee with the role
•   Candidates may be made aware of previously unknown medical conditions and physical limitations.

What's involved in a Pre-Employment Health Assessment?

The main components of a pre-employment medical include:

Comprehensive medical questionnaire 

This includes:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Body weight
  • Height
  • BMI

Vision testing, including colour blindness.

Useful for monitoring long-term noise exposure, Audiometry can prevent employer liability for future hearing loss injuries.

Audiometry testing is for medium/high risk roles.

Our test measures the degree of airflow obstruction in the lungs. This provides insight into workers with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for example.

Spirometry Testing is for medium/high risk roles.

Accurate and reliable testing for drugs and alcohol, in accordance with AS 4308 testing standards.

This test can also be conducted as its own service:

  • On-site, for covert random screening,
  • At a Recovery Partners office.

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Evaluating the employee’s muscles, bones and joints, as well as their strength and form in completing duties that are specific to their role. This includes:

  • Musculoskeletal range of motion
  • Anatomical joint integrity
  • Strength and balance
  • Postural tendencies
  • Lifting
  • Push/pull tolerances
  • Grip strength

Recovery Partners can add or omit components depending on the job and client requirements. 

For more information about what’s involved in a pre-employment medical, read our popular blog. 

FAQ by candidates

    • How long does a pre-employment take?
      The pre-employment medical can take between 30-50 minutes, depending on the role and report required. 
    • What should be worn to a pre-employment assessment?
      As there will be moving around, candidates are recommended to wear exercise clothes or loose garments. We also suggest wearing trainers.
    • Can a candidate access their results?
      To access results, the candidate must speak to their recruitment team. All employers will receive a report with a summary of the assessment and recommendations.



From our blog

Pre-Employment Medicals – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions Pre-Employment medical assessments review a candidate’s medical history and their capability to meet the requirements of the role, including physical and psychological

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