Pre-Employment Medical Examinations

Pre-employment and pre-placement medical examinations relate to occupational medical screening assessments in which standardised questionnaires, physical examination and tests (if required) are undertaken to identify potential employee health risks prior to employment or placement into a new job or new work environment including overseas/international placement.

Certain industries (e.g. Mining: Mines Safety Bulletin No.167) often have specific medical requirements. Over the last 25 years, the OccuMED team have developed a broad range of specialised and industry based medical assessment services to meet the needs of our clients.

Pre-employment medical examinations occur when reviewing a potential staff member. The pre-employment medical process that the OccuMED team undertake can include:

  •  Drug and alcohol screening
  •  Audiometric testing (WorkCover WA)
  •  Spirometry
  •  Musculoskeletal/functional testing
  •  Aerobic fitness (Chester or Queens College step test)
  •  Respirator protection fit testing
  •  Hearing protection fit testing (ear plug fit testing)
  •  Travel vaccinations
  •  Mining industry machine operators
  •  Commercial drivers
  •  Rail operators
  •  Tactical/covert surveillance officers
  •  Prison/custodial officers
  •  Security officers
  •  Pilots medicals

Pre-Placement Medicals

When considering an existing staff member for a new placement, the medical evaluation processes available through OccuMED include:

  • Aviation medicals (Designated Medical Examiner (DAME) with a Civil Aviation Safety Authority)
  • Commercial driver’s medicals
  • Confined space medicals
  • Dangerous goods medicals
  • High altitude medicals
  • Mine rescue medicals
  • Overseas deployment medicals
  • Offshore placement medicals including OGUK and HUET/TBOSIET
  • Rail safety workers medicals
  • Visa medicals
  • Pre-travel medical and vaccinations
  • Expatriate medical
  • Diver medicals
Ancillary Tests
OccuMED also offer a range of ancillary tests that specific workplace roles require, that include:
  • Audiometry (WorkCover)
  • Spirometry
  • Functional and strength tests
  • Hearing and respiratory protection fit tests
  • ECG
  • Drug & alcohol testing (AS/NZS 4308:2001) including Medical Review Officer (MRO) services
  • Aerobic fitness test