Employers have a common law duty, as well as an implicit
duty under The Health & Safety At Work Act 1974, to ensure their
prospective employees are fit for their specific employment and are aware of
potential risks to their health. Carrying out an appropriate
pre-placement assessment will go a long way to ensuring this duty
is satisfied. OCKMed can also advise you if The Equality Act
2006 (EA) is likely to apply to various cases.
At OCKMed, we perform pre-placement assessments both in the form of medical
questionnaires and face-to-face medicals. In certain circumstances, this is an
appropriate time to take baseline measurements, such as hearing tests and
respiratory function testing.