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Pre-employment medical questionnaire form

Employees starting jobs that involve work with hazards (eg sensitising chemicals, allergens etc) or safety-critical activities (eg night work, driving a vehicle etc) must complete and return the new starter medical questionnaire before commencing employment. This questionnaire collects specific job-related information about a post, and relevant health information about the new starter. This information is then assessed by OHS advisers who can: 

(i) assess the candidate's medical capability to do the job for which they have applied: this will include assessing whether there are any statutory and legal reasons why an individual may not carry out particular work: for example, health and safety regulations would mean that a candidate with epilepsy would not be allowed to undertake a post involving driving; and 

(ii) provide advice to departments to ensure that none of the role's duties will adversely affect any pre-existing health conditions the candidate has declared.

Recruitment and Selection > Offers and new contracts

Absence control guide

This guide covers both managing long and short-term sickness and tries to uncover the real reasons why people are absent from work. It will help you develop an action plan based upon:

  • having the difficult conversation with an employee when they return to work
  • looking after the health and wellbeing of your employees developing an overall approach to absence by linking attendance to job design, good employment relations, health and safety, flexible working and effective disciplinary procedures.
Managing People > Absence and Leave

Termination of employment - long term sickness

This action should only be taken once all other options have been explored, medical information has been sought (via Occupational Health and/or the employees GP), and medical assessments support this outcome

Managing People > Absence and Leave

Medical declaration form

All new employees (including those changing roles) should complete a medical declaration form prior to commencing employment. This process enables new starters to declare any health condition or disability which may affect their ability to do the job they have been offered. The form may be used in order to accommodate any disability or impairment which a candidate has declared.

Adjustments may include physical adaptations, or adjustments to working arrangements such as hours. Where the candidate has answers ‘Yes’ to any of the questions in the declaration, you might want to also involve an Occupational Health Service (OHS) who may provide further advice.

Managing People > General

Health and safety policy

Employee Handbook > Health and safety

Introduction to General Health and Safety

Employee Handbook > Health and safety