It is essential to understand the importance of pre-employment medicals and how they contribute to the well-being and productivity not only of your employees, but your business.
You may have a candidate in mind for a role in your company. You have read their resume, checked their references, and have had one or maybe even two interviews. But have you considered a pre-employment medical to see if they are the right fit and can physically complete the required tasks?
Your new apprentice electrician could be colour-blind. Does the office worker you want to hire have high blood pressure which requires managing? Perhaps your new storeman has a history of back problems of which you are not aware.
Don’t be part of the statistics, adding to the ongoing costs to your business due to injuries that may have been preventable.
Pre-employment medicals assess whether the candidate is the right fit for the role to ensure the correct work environment from the start.
Invest in the financial health of your business with pre-employment medicals.
Workplace injuries cost Australian businesses $61.8 million each year. Also, between 2003 to 2011, the state with the highest number of injuries by location is NSW followed by Queensland, Victoria, WA, SA and NT, according to Safe Work Australia.
Occupations with the leading number of claims between 2011-2020 are:
- Technicians and Trade Workers
- Community and Personal Service Workers
- Machinery Operators and Drivers
- Sales workers
Industries with highest number of claims are:
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing
- Public Administration and Safety
- Retail Trade
Every on-site injury causes lost time and insurance premiums to increase, adding to the ongoing costs of doing business.
The actual cost of workplace injuries is not limited to the expense of wage replacement, medical and insurance fees. The indirect costs of workplace injuries include workplace disruption, lost productivity, management time, liability issues, increased injury risk and damaged reputation.
In onboarding your new employees, we offer a range of workplace health services from standard to comprehensive pre-employment medicals, musculoskeletal assessments, audiograms, spirometry screening and instant drug and alcohol testing.
We are here to support your business and staff well after you have onboarded the right candidates.
In today’s dynamic corporate world, maintaining the health and wellbeing of employees is essential for businesses to thrive.
Maintaining a healthy workforce often involves protecting your employees from preventable illnesses with immunisation against infectious diseases to help safeguard their wellbeing.
Our medical centres offer vaccination programs such as Hepatitis, Q fever, travel vaccinations and influenza to both new and existing employees tailored to the specific needs of their role. We also offer onsite influenza vaccinations at your workplace (seasonal).
These vaccination programs help businesses significantly reduce absenteeism due to illnesses and create a safer work environment.
Mental Health and Staff Wellness Workshops (Castle Medical Only)
¹Research shows that absence rates are about five percent higher among workers who report being in poor mental health. In addition, job conditions are related to both presenteeism and absenteeism even after accounting for workers’ self-reported mental health status.
Mental illness is now the leading cause of sickness, absence, and long-term work incapacity in Australia. Each year, $543 million is paid in workers’ compensation for work-related mental health conditions, according to Safe Work Australia².
We recognise the importance of education and empowerment when it comes to employee health and wellbeing. Therefore, at Castle Medical, we have mental health experts who conduct interactive health and wellness workshops that cover a range of topics from stress management to mental health awareness.
The future of work is employee wellbeing. These workshops help create a productive and healthy workplace which increases employment engagement and motivation to reach goals.
These workshops can be conducted either on-site or virtually.
Workplace Health Services are available at CM Marsden Park and CHMC The Mall.
Services available at CHMC The Mall only:
- Rail assessments – Category 1, 2 & 3
- Executive Health Assessments