Pre-employment screening is an effective method for reducing the likelihood of employees experiencing work-related illness or injury later in their employment. It can be useful for all employees regardless of role or industry. However, you must have already provided the offer of employment before conducting pre-placement screening to ensure you are compliant with employment legislation, otherwise, it is likely to be interpreted as discrimination on health grounds.
There are two types of pre-placement screening – a general health declaration can be completed by the employee and reviewed by our clinical team, or a face-to-face assessment can be arranged. In most cases, the first option is perfectly suitable, however, our team will advise you which is best for your situation. The preplacement screening will include a detailed questionnaire regarding the physical and mental health of the employee, as well as medical history and medications.
If you are new to pre-placement screening, then our team will advise you on how to conduct a pre-placement screening programme that is effective and compliant for your business.
In the event that an employee is deemed not fit for the proposed role, or there are concerns that require further assessment, we will recommend the most suitable course of action. This may include a follow-up phone call with our clinical team, a more detailed physical assessment, or that further medical history is to be provided.