An occupational health assessment evaluates an employee’s health in relation to their job, identifying any health concerns that may affect their work performance. A qualified professional, such as a doctor or nurse, reviews the employee’s medical history, conducts an examination, and discusses any health issues.

Depending on the job’s specific health risks, the assessment may include additional tests. The occupational health professional then provides a report detailing the employee’s fitness for work, any necessary limitations or adjustments, and recommendations to support the employee in performing their role safely and effectively.

Occupational health assessments are crucial for ensuring the well-being of employees, promoting a safe work environment, and helping employers meet their legal health and safety obligations. They also support employees with health issues in remaining in or returning to work.