“Fit to Work” or “Fitness to Work” is a medical assessment undertaken when an employer wishes to be sure an employee can safely do a specific job or task. The purpose is to determine if medically, the employee can perform the job or task under the working conditions.
Fit to Work assessments are most often required to determine medical fitness after an illness or injury, but are sometimes completed after employment has been offered, as requested by the employer, or as a condition of a job transfer.
We have been undertaking “Fit to Work” assessments for over 20 years and have extensive experience in this field. Our physicians will determine if the person is able to do that particular job as provided by the employer, they may consider physical or mental capacities, sensory acuity, level of skill, etc and only report one of three conditions back to the employer:
- Unfit, or
- Fit subject to work modifications.