Arranging a new starter health assessment

Health checks for new starters can be a useful tool in identifying any health issues which may impact their ability to perform their new role.

Our new starter health assessments aim to support your new team member to fulfil their potential from the first day – and will help you satisfy your new-starter checklist.

The questionnaires we use for this pre-employment health screening are straightforward and have been clinically validated by our Chief Medical Officer.

The questionnaire responses which are provided by your new starter will allow us to advise you on:

• Whether the job requirements may put the employee or others at risk
• Any reasonable adjustments which might be implemented for the individual
• Whether the employee meets the medical safety standards appropriate for their role

Online portal

HR or hiring managers can request a questionnaire within a few minutes via our HealthHub online portal, capturing duties and risk exposures involved in the role from a simple checklist.

This will generate a tailored questionnaire for the employee to complete online, which is automatically sent to the employee. You will then be notified when it has been completed, and of any clinical recommendations.

For employees protected under the Equality Act 2010, addendum questionnaires are also generated to ensure complete understanding on the health and safety impacts relevant to the individual.

Example addendums include:

• Working in safety-critical environments
• Working in confined spaces
• Working at height
• Vocational driving
• Night workers
• Lone workers

What happens next?

Our Occupational Health Advisers will review and follow-up any causes of concern – recommending any appropriate adjustments which should be implemented to support the fulfilment of their duties and to ensure compliance with The Equality Act 2010.

Following clinical review, including follow-up consultations with an OH clinician where necessary, employers and employees will receive “Fit For Work” certificates, or recommendations about recommended adjustments.

These could include adjustments to working hours, duties, working arrangements or workstation equipment.

Fitness certificates are published promptly, and we will also advise on whether any further review is required by our clinical team.

>> Watch the HealthHub demo here on how to use the platform to register your new starter:

Login to your case management system here.

>> Find out more about our new starter questionnaire