Relevant Legislation: The Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013, Discrimination (Disability) (Jersey) Regulations 2018, Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law 1989
Certain job applicants will have medical problems and live with a disability. Pre-placement health assessments form a valuable part of the recruitment process for Management, but should only be undertaken once an offer of employment has been made.
For employers, benefits of pre-placement health screening are:
To ensure new employees are medically fit to fulfill the duties of the post and will not constitute a health hazard to themselves or other workers
To consider reasonable adjustments that could be made to assist the employee in the new post, including identification of those in need of protection IAW the Discrimination (Disability) (Jersey) Regulations 2018.
To assess whether the job will adversely affect the new employee’s health and make recommendations to reduce risk if necessary.
To establish fitness of an existing employee prior to a transfer of post where there are specific fitness criteria
Provide a record of baseline health surveillance for monitoring exposure to health hazards.
Our pre-placement assessments take the form of a focused health questionnaire relevant to the post (completed by the applicant and processed only by our occupational health physician). If required, this can be followed by a detailed consultation with our Doctor.
Using our dedicated client user portal, HR Managers can submit and track pre-placement referrals and instantly access assessment results at a click of a button. A certificate of medical fitness is issued as follows: fit for post, fit for post subject to adjustments to the work/work environment, or unfit for post. With applicant consent, recommendations on required adjustments and limitations can be communicated to Management.