A fit to work assessment is done when an employer wishes to ensure that an employee is fit enough to perform a task. It is medically performed. An employee will visit a general practitioner for an examination. The medical professional may consider checking the physical and mental abi9lities of an employee, level of skill, and functional limitation among others. After that, the medical professional will write a report rendering the employee as fit or unfit to work depending on the results. A fit to work assessment is very important. Below are some of the conditions that a fit to work assessment is done and is necessary.
The first condition for a fit to work assessment is when the employee has had a medical condition or had an accident that may have affected his/her performance. A fit to work assessment is necessary when this employee returns to the organization after a medical leave. The employer should take an employee for a fit to work assessment to ensure he/she can work efficiently without putting the other employees and him/herself in harm’s way.
The second condition necessary for a fit to work assessment is when there has been a significant change in the organizations working conditions. A fit to work assessment is necessary to ensure the employee can work and perform well in the new organizational conditions without risking coworkers or the general public. In case an employee is shifted to a different department where working conditions are completely different, a fit to work assessment is not an option but necessary.
Lastly, another condition necessary for a fit to work assessment is when an employee develops some health problems putting his/her capability to work in question. An employer should ensure his/ her employees are protected at all times. Fit to work assessment helps make this possible.
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