Assessing whether an employee is fit to return to work following surgery, sickness or disability needs to be dealt with sensitively and in a way that takes into account the requirements of their job, their working environment, their personal wishes, and ensures no worsening of the condition will be caused.
The assessment looks at both the physical and psychological health of the employee and whether they are able to perform the duties and responsibilities of their position.
Where the employee is unable to return to work in a full-time capacity, we look at options for part-time and working from home. With the support of an occupational physiotherapist, we can also assess work stations and make recommendations that will help an employee back into work.
Unlike many occupational health services, we support the employee medically also with the correct referrals, medication and ongoing support to ensure they are comfortable and well taken care of.
What to do next
Please, call us to discuss your needs and arrange an appointment.
If you or one of your employees is taking long absences from work due to illness, an assessment can help you both to understand whether the absence should continue, whether it may be appropriate for the employee to return to work part-time, or when they will be able to return full-time.
Our experience in this field means we can provide health advice and treatment for employers and employees, full and reliable medical assessments, referrals where necessary, and also advise you regarding the implementation of longer-term plans for managing employee wellness, return to work meetings, and preventing future absences.
Fitness to Work assessments are for those who are already in employment. It is advised that your employees are assessed after four or more weeks of sickness, or after repeated periods of sick leave.