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  Fitness for Duties

Employers have a “primary duty of care” responsibility for the health and safety of their employees under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011.

A Fitness for Duties assessment is performed when an employee has a medical condition that is not caused by work. It is undertaken at your discretion to help you manage your risks and responsibilities following an incident or where there is a reasonable belief that an individual may not be fit for work.

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Why refer an employee for a Fitness for Duties assessment?

  • When an employee has a non-work-related injury or illness that may affect their ability to effectively and safely perform the inherent requirements of their role
  • When an employee resumes or intends to resume duty following an absence due to illness or injury
  • Where there is excessive absenteeism or management issues where a medical condition may be involved
  • Social factors – such as alcohol or drug use
  • Psychological conditions – such as non-work-related mental illness or work-related stress

Our doctors will provide you with the information you need to help you manage your risks and responsibilities of protecting your employees from harm or injury in the workplace.

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We will:

  • Assess your employee’s ability to perform their role.
  • Provide suggestions to address the issues at hand.
  • Identify all factors that influence or impact on an employee’s ability and willingness to perform their roles.
  • Balance the needs of patient confidentiality, the responsibilities and information requirements of the employer, and industrial relations issues.

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