Baseline Medical Examinations
What is A Baseline Medical Examination for Employees?
A baseline medical is a great place to start the process. You can do a baseline for new and existing employees. A baseline medical will be a great benchmark for your employee’s health.
Firstly, a baseline medical can also be known as an annual physical assessment. We strongly suggest that you complete routine checks to monitor health. The word baseline refers to the data used for comparison or a control purposes.
If you do not have a benchmark, it can be difficult to monitor your staff’s future health. With a baseline medical examination, you can compare test results. Some occupational health diseases can take a long time to manifests in the body. For example, you can determine if an employee lost a substantial amount of weight in between medicals. This could indicate serious health problems.
Monitoring Staff Health
With a baseline medical examination, you can keep a constant eye on your staff. This can also serve as evidence in any claims. It’s important for the company to keep exam documentation on file. This can potentially protect the company in the future. Even though this is a very basic assessment, it can be worth gold.
Preventing Production Loss
At Life Aid, we know your employees fuel your business. Production loss can lead to loss of income. We do on site baseline medicals to help minimize all down time. Our mobile unit can come to your premises. We have done medicals in tool shed, factories and often on building sites.
Over and above the production loss we prevent on the day, you can also save on other downtime. By detecting health problems early, you can help limit the amount of sick leave your employees need. It’s important to keep your employees healthy and save as far as reasonably possible. This is the responsibility of the employer.
Employee Fitness Certificate
Our employee fitness certificate will be issued by a qualified occupational health practitioner. Our OHS practitioner has been in the industry for almost 35 years.
Life Aid understands the importance of getting your fit for duty certificates as soon as possible. It’s important to get results fast, this is why we always strive to get the paperwork ready as soon as we possibly can. We do our best to focus our test on your particular risks. This helps us prepare a better fitness certificate for your company.
What Employees Need to Get Baseline Medical?
This is a very broad question to answer. At the end of the day, most employees will qualify for this test. For example, all employees working with chemicals need to get a baseline. For example, if an employee works with chemicals, it might affect their health after a couple of years. The company might have to prove that it was not as a result of the work process. The same goes for drivers. If a driver is unfit for duty, you can’t let them drive any vehicles or machinery.
Additionally, if an employee works on a height, you have a lot of things you need to consider. Firstly, you need to determine if the employee is afraid of heights. This is done by doing a psychological questionnaire. Secondly, if an employee suffers from a condition that can cause any fit, it would be best to keep the employee grounded.
Common Employees that Get Baseline Medicals:
- Employees Working on Heights
- Spray Booth Operators
- Employees Working in High Noise
- Food Handlers
Getting the right medical assessments done for your employees can be very beneficial. It can protect the company against claims, and prevent or detect occupational diseases. We can advise you on all the medical examinations your company needs. Our staff will do our their to keep downtime at a minimum.
We can advise you on the required tests you need to perform in your company. To get a free quote, please complete our contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.