A complete assessment
“Fit to work” or “fitness to work” is a medical assessment performed to assess whether an employee can safely carry out a specific job or task.
The medical assessment determines if an employee is medically fit to perform the job or task that they are employed to do. It may be needed for individuals being recruited for the first time; for those being transferred to another role within the company; for employees returning to work after a period of ill health; for ongoing health surveillance; and for individuals who may need to retire on the grounds of ill health.
The occupational health advisor assesses factors such as physical and mental capacities, sensory acuity and level of skill, in relation to the job in question.