Pre-employment physical examinations are conducted to determine if an applicant is both medically and physically capable of performing specific job functions. Exams are designed to enhance workplace safety and to minimize the risks of work-site related accidents.
Fitness-for-duty assessments may include: lift and carry tests, crawl tests, stair climbing tests, agility testing, standing tolerance, strength/muscle testing, flexibility, stamina and balance. Employers can easily schedule exams from a nationwide network of clinics and monitor and review results electronically on HireRight’s platform.
While it is impossible to totally eliminate the dangers and accidents that may occur in the workplace, pre-employment physical exams have been shown to lessen the risk of work-related injuries. For those applicants with some physical issues, employers are in a better position to make proper accommodations.