Pre-employment Screens

Pre-employment Screens are a risk management tool used to screen individuals for factors that may limit their ability to perform a job safely and effectively.

The screening process includes taking a detailed medical history, physical examination and functional movement tests to determine a person’s ability to perform a role.

Why do Pre-employment Screens?

They will help you to:

  • Ensure job applicants are able to perform the inherent requirements of the role
  • Assist with ongoing injury prevention and management
  • Manage liability for potential future claims
  • Pre-employment Screens can be completed prior to hiring any employee, or during busy seasonal hiring periods.
  • Streamline seasonal hiring with job matching*

Screening techniques

Medical history: a comprehensive medical history is taken and reviewed in detail with the patient during their appointment.

Objective strength tests: including grip, pinch, shoulder and lower back.

Functional tests: movement-based tests including lifting, squatting and abdominal strength.

Physical examination: a variety of tests are performed on the joints and muscles during the physical exam.

Medical tests: additional tests may be required depending on the role or industry. These may include hearing^, vision, lung function (peak flow) or drug screening.


A comprehensive report will be available upon completing a Pre-employment screen.

If Task analysis has been completed for your workplace, a list of suitable roles can be provided upon request.

Task analysis

A Task analysis documents the physical, health, cognitive and environmental demands of a role.

This can assist businesses to select the most suitable candidate for a role and can also inform injury prevention and management strategies.


*Job matching is only available for clients who have conducted Task Analysis across all relevant departments with Work Healthy Australia.

^This is not an audiometric assessment. Audiometric testing may be required within three months of a worker commencing work in line with Work Health & Safety Regulations.

Why Choose Us?

  • Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator
    Our staff love the service, it is very popular. It definitely contributes to our proactive injury management and early intervention program.
    Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator
    Zoos, Parks and Gardens Industry
  • Stephen, General Manager
    WHA has been instrumental in getting our workforce back to work quickly either from workplace injuries or private injuries, illnesses and conditions. We've seen a huge improvement in outcomes for our workforce by making WHA's services freely available to all and getting in early following an injury and applying effective treatment/rehabilitation.
    Stephen, General Manager
    Mining Industry
  • Early Intervention Officer (RTW Coordinator)
    Since we began using WHA onsite services, the staff culture around injury management and reporting of incidents, injuries and near misses has improved. Our staff are engaging in the support we offer to return them to, or retain them at work.
    Early Intervention Officer (RTW Coordinator)
    Local Council
  • Safety Manager
    The service has been great for the employees on our site, with many receiving treatment that really helps them in their management of their health conditions.
    Safety Manager
    Food Manufacturing Industry