Pre-employment medical testing helps you assess the suitability of the person for the job and helps you meet your legal obligations.

Pre-employment medical testing helps minimise your recruitment and training costs because you pre determine the suitability of a candidate. This also reduces lost time on the job due to accidents and injuries that are prevented. Many of our clients find the pre employment screening service invaluable, the small investment paying off many times over.

Our medical assessments can help you:

  • Assess potential employees suitability for your role
  • Record baseline health status for newly appointed employees so pre-existing medical conditions are identified and not attributed to your workplace
  • Check candidates for drug & alcohol use
  • Record health status for an exiting employee, protecting you from future liability.

What’s involved?

Potential, current or exiting employees undergo a variety of testing procedures at our premises usually within 1 – 2 days of your request.

Pre-Employment Assessments can include any or all of the following:

Biological Testing

We can sample for exposure to Chemicals, Cholinesterase and Lead Exposure, with either Urine sampling or Blood sampling. Sampling for chemicals can be done by either blood or urine sampling, but blood sampling is the most effective method for Cholinesterase and Lead exposure.

Blood Pressure Health Assessments

Blood pressure readings are available alongside blood testing or can be offered as a stand alone testing or in conjunction with other Occupational Health services.

Drug & Alcohol Testing

The behaviour of one person and its likely effect on another person is specifically included in the definition of ‘hazard’ in the legislation. A person under the influence of unlawful drugs or alcohol at work may be a hazard in the context of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, and accordingly, a drug/alcohol testing policy may be an appropriate hazard-management step.

Hearing Test

Hearing tests are mandatory if your workplace has noise levels exceeding 85dBA. Hearing tests support you in meeting your legal obligations. It is recommended that hearing tests be carried out annually to comply with the Approved Code of Practice for the Management of Noise in the Workplace.

Lung Function Testing

Recommended for employees who are exposed to contaminants in the air that could affect lung function. Examples of harmful substances include; Isocyanates, dusts, solvents and other chemicals, and asbestos. Employees undergo a 15 minute lung function test usually at your workplace.

Physical Flexibility & Grip Strength

Physical Flexibility & Grip Strength assessments are for people exposed to the risk of repetitive tasks with discomfort. Each person is grip strength measured.  A discomfort questionnaire is completed with possible causes, albeit work or not. The results will be tabled on a spreadsheet for your evaluation.  The grip strength is used to assess the degree of potential injury or weakness.

Vision Testing

TriEx offers vision testing which is important for those who require precise vision for their work or excellent colour competency. Employees undergo a five minute vision test usually at your premises (or TriEx premises by arrangement). TriEx will take care of all future test scheduling and a full statistical and informative report on results is released to management.

Employment Health Questionnaire

For further information & pricing* please email enquiries@triex.co.nz or phone 0800 487 439.

 

Please note, charges will be made for any “did not show” “complex” or “late for” appointments