Not all jobs are the same. Some occupations are more prone to injury or illness, and a well-versed medical professional is valuable to maintain the highest standard of health and safety in the workplace at all times. Occupational service includes, but is not limited to, pre-employment medicals, workers compensation, and rehabilitation program. Doctors are available for treating workers for work-related injuries and for medical consultations.
Comprehensive occupational services including Pre-employment medicals, Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation coordination. Doctors are here to help you manage the health issues of your workforce so that you can provide the best duty of care to your potential employees.
Medical Assessments are carried out to ensure an employee is fit to work in a specific environment, can fulfil the requirements of a role, can travel overseas and to protect them from potentially harmful work environments.
Pre-Employment medical examination provides a baseline health assessment for a worker before they enter a role with an employer. The examination assists with risk management and identifies whether a worker is medically suitable in the role in which they are applying.
A standard Pre-Employment includes:
Doctor review of medical history questionnaire
Oral and ear
Electrocardiogram (ECG): An electrocardiogram records the electrical activity of the heart. Your doctor may use an electrocardiogram to detect: Irregularities in your heart rhythm (arrhythmias) If blocked or narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) are causing chest pain or a heart attack. Structural problems with your heart’s chambers.
Lung function test (Spirometry): A Spirometry Assessment measures the degree of airflow obstruction. This Assessment is often used to assess for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and a number of other lung diseases.
Hearing test (Audiometry): It is a statutory requirement under AS/NZS 1269.4:2005 for workers who use personal hearing protectors to undergo an Audiometry Assessment before they commence their role, and to continue to do so every two years. Assessments will provide a baseline hearing test to limit liability for future hearing loss claims, as well as monitor the impact of long-term noise exposure.
Drugs and alcohol screen: Screening for the presence of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) is becoming increasingly important in the workplace as the impact of improper alcohol and other recreational drug use can present a serious risk to health, safety and workplace productivity.
Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation coordination
Your doctors also specialise in Workers Compensation and can work with you and your workers to manage treatment, recovery and the return-to-work process following an illness or injury.
This could include:
Managing clinical care
Providing advice on a return-to-work program schedule
Referring to other medical specialists
Providing workers’ compensation medical certificates