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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
(i) assess the candidate's 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.
report consent form
report letter to GP
report request to employee
Used where an employee has been on a long period of sick absence, so that the employer can explain what steps they are now taking to help the employee back to fitness to work. The letter explains that the employer wishes to write to the employees GP for guidance on their expected return to work and what adjustments (if any) they need to make.
Termination of employment - long term sickness
This action should only be taken once all other options have been explored,information has been sought (via Occupational Health and/or the employees GP), and assessments support this outcome
All new employees (including those changing roles) should complete adeclaration 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.