Employers may request a Fitness for Duty Assessment to find solutions to complex injury management cases and to support employees with health conditions to safely stay at or return to work. Our medical specialists offer impartial and independent evaluations on an employees’ health and deliver timely, expert and comprehensive assessments.
These insights are backed by our consultant’s up to date medical knowledge and experience across a range of specialties. We understand it is often important for sensitive or complex issues to be conveyed verbally, to compliment the written referral documentation, for the optimal direction and outcome to understood and agreed upon.
Our medical specialists answer all questions objectively, with integrity and report findings in a candid and direct format to ensure they are able to be easily interpreted and acted upon in the best interests of all parties concerned.
Where the employer has concerns about an employee’s fitness for duty, ability to fulfil the duties reasonably required of them, or capacity to perform the inherent requirements of their role, the employer may require the employee to undergo a medical assessment by a medical practitioner.
The employer may also request a fitness for duty assessment where the treating practitioner’s assessment of an employee is not sufficient to satisfy the employer in relation to an employee’s fitness or otherwise.
Our specialists are conscious of avoiding ambiguity in determining current and future capacity and seek to provide easy to interpret reports that can be acted upon by the referring party in the most appropriate course of action in consideration of the evidence and condition/s presented.
Fitness for Duty assessments support better management of injuries and illnesses within the workplace, ensuring greater control over operation.