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Pre-Employment Health Screeningheart

All prospective UEA employees are required to complete an occupational health pre-employment assessment prior to commencing employment.  The UEA should provide employees with this form, however, it is also available to download below.

Under Health and Safety legislation, the UEA is obliged to ensure that it does not put employees' health at risk or aggravate existing medical conditions.  

Under the Equality Act and Disability Discrimination Act, the university is also expected to make reasonable adjustments to enable employees with disabilities to fulfil their job description. 

Process

  1. In order to comply with this legislation, all new employees will undergo the following occupational health assessment process
  2. On acceptance of a job offer made by the university, Human Resources (HR) will send the individual an OH Pre-employment Assessment questionnaire.  On completion, this should be returned to the OH departmental address
  3. This OH questionnaire will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be reviewed either by an OH Advisor (OHA) and/or an OH Physician (OHP).  This OHA will either clear the individual immediately or will require further information.
  4. If cleared, a certificate to this effect will be sent to HR.  This certificate will not contain any medical information but may make recommendations for adaptions to the workplace.

If further information is required, OH will contact the employee directly using the contact details submitted on the questionnaire, so it is important these are recorded correctly. Employees may be asked to attend a pre-employment assessment at OH.  A fitness certificate with recommended adjustments to a job role/workplace environment may be sent to HR and it is the employer's decision as to whether these adjustments are reasonable.


Downloads

OH Pre-Employment Assessment Questionnaire

Further Information

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