Pre-Employment Assessments are used throughout the industry primarily as an increasingly common facet of the employment application process. The assessment is primarily conducted to identify if an applicant can perform the inherent requirements of the job, to identify risks, and to determine if the risk can be reduced.

Accordingly, pre-employment  screening is a workforce risk management tool used to screen individuals for risk factors that may limit their ability to perform a job safely and effectively. Whatever the industry, the health and wellbeing of your staff is essential and is key to optimising company productivity. The benefits of conducting pre-employment assessments include:

  • A safer working environment,

  • Reduction in workplace injuries,

  • Minimised downtime,

  • Reduction in workers compensation claims and insurance costs, and

  • Reduced overall recruitment cost and risk reduction.


What's Involved:

Assessments are typically conducted across a duration of one hour and consistent monitoring of key factors (e.g. Heart Rate & BP) will be undertaken by the assessor.

Assessors will take each candidate through a set regime of activities to enable an ability to clearly quantify an individual’s capacity to safely perform the anticipated job demands within a known environment. Any markers of concern or inability to perform a task will be readily noted by the assessor, and an effort to proceed into the subsequent tasks will then be undertaken.

Each assessment will incorporate the following items:

  • Medical Questionnaire Review

  • General Medical: Blood Pressure / Heart Rate / Weight / Height / BMI

  • Musculoskeletal Range Of Motion

  • Anatomical Joint Integrity

  • Lumbar Neural signs

  • Strength and Balance

  • Abdominal strength, back flexibility, hamstring length

  • Postural Tolerances

  • Lifting (waist, floor, shoulder height, unilateral lifting)

  • Push / Pull tolerances

  • Grip Strength

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More advanced assessments can include:

  • Standardised Vision, Audiometry & Spirometry Evaluations

  • NATA Approved Drug & Alcohol Screening.


Our Approach

Recovery Partners aim to deliver a more effective service to clients by aligning our biomechanical experts to assessment regimes specific to organisational contexts e.g. workplace environments, job demands etc.

Moreover this model is able to pass on further benefits to organisations through delivery of the following:

  • Direct service cost savings through the ability to reduce Medical Practitioner engagements

  • Shorter durations with service delivery and assessment reporting due to the assessor typically being solely responsible for reporting sign-off

  • Greater flexibility with assessment and reporting requirements i.e. regionally specific



Prices are tailored. Contact us for a quote.



Our consultants are based at locations across Australia and perform nationwide pre-employment screening. Click here for our locations menu for an up to date list of our offices.


Contact Us

We welcome your enquiry. Recovery Partners are able to coordinate for an array of references with respect to our Pre-Employment Assessments upon your request.

Call us on 1300 OHS RTW (647 789) Monday to Friday for all offices or email us on


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