Fitness for Work Assessments
A fitness for work assessment offers an in-depth, independent psychological evaluation of a worker’s fitness to carry out his or her work in a safe and effective manner. The fitness for work assessment can be carried out either before or after commencing employment.
A fitness for work assessment usually follows injury, illness, a (mental) health issue that has inadvertently been identified, excessive sick leave or concerning behaviour at work attributable to a psychological condition.
As part of the fitness for work assessment, recommendations for interventions or restrictions may be made to enable the individual to carry out their job safely. This minimises the worker’s risk to themselves and others, and optimises their ability to carry out work to the required standard. The fitness for work assessment can also ensure that an individual’s job does not aggravate any pre-existing disease or injury.