Meet Maree, a dedicated Occupational Health Nurse in our Brisbane clinic.Read more
Meet Maree, an Occupational Health Nurse at our Brisbane clinic. With 20+ years of nursing experience, Maree has found immense fulfilment in her role here since joining Safework Health in March 2023.
When not at work, Maree is all about staying active with reformer Pilates, running, paddle boarding, and kayaking. She also enjoys family time with her three beautiful grandchildren.
Meet Our Growing Team
Find out more about Safework Health’s national occupational health team.
Pre employment medicals are now available at our Port Hedland site.Read more
This expansion of services is a testament to our commitment to the Pilbara region and Western Australia, where Safework Health was founded.
Since 2012, Safework Health has been serving the Port Hedland community, and with the addition of pre-employment medicals, we aim to provide even greater value and support to our clients and staff in the region.
Clinic Facilities and Team
At our contemporary clinic, we take pride in offering six spacious consulting rooms alongside a generously sized reception area.
Our dynamic and expanding team consists of an Occupational Health Assessor, an Occupational Health Nurse, and a Supervisor.
Nestled within Port Hedland Boulevard, our clinic offers a prime location, ensuring convenience for our patients. Ample free parking is available just outside the clinic.
Monday – Friday
8.00 am – 4.00 pm
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We offer a comprehensive range of occupational medicals, including:
- Standard Pre-Employment Medical
- Health Surveillance
- Confined Space Medicals
- Mining and Rail Medicals
- Driver Medicals
- Aviation Medicals
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Health and Wellness Checks
- Independent Medicals
- Fitness for Duty
Additionally, we provide various individual services to cater to specific needs, including:
- Instant Drug and Alcohol Testing
- Saliva Drug Test
- Urine Drug Test
- Breath Alcohol Test
- Laboratory Urine Drug Test
- Cholesterol / Glucose Fingerprick Test
- Functional Capacity Assessment
- Chest X-rays
Contact us today to make a booking.
Explore what a pre-employment medical is, what it involves, and why it’s important.Read more
Pre-employment medicals are becoming increasingly common in Australia. These tests are used to assess the health and fitness of candidates before they are offered a job.
In this blog post, we’ll explore what a pre-employment medical test is, what it involves, and why it’s important for employers and employees.
What Are Pre-Employment Medical Tests?
A pre-employment medical (PEM) is a health assessment conducted on a job applicant before they are hired by a company.
The purpose of the examination is to determine if the applicant is physically and mentally fit to perform the duties of the job and to ensure their safety and the safety of others in the workplace.
What Does A Pre-Employment Medical Involve?
Medical assessments vary depending on the job and the industry. Common components include:
- Medical History: The applicant is required to provide detailed information about their medical history, including any past illnesses, surgeries, chronic conditions, allergies, and medications they are taking.
- Physical Examination: A comprehensive physical examination is often conducted by an occupational health professional. This may include measuring height, weight, blood pressure, checking vital signs, evaluating vision and hearing, and assessing general physical fitness.
- Drug and Alcohol Testing: Some employers may require drug and alcohol screening to ensure a safe and drug-free workplace. This can be done through a urine or saliva drug test, or a breath alcohol test.
- Vision and Hearing Tests: Jobs that require good vision and hearing may involve specific tests to evaluate visual acuity, colour vision, depth perception, and hearing capabilities.
How Long Do Pre-Employment Medical Results Take?
The duration for receiving pre-employment medical results can vary depending on several factors, including the type of tests conducted, the specific requirements of the employer, the efficiency of the medical facility conducting the tests, and the volume of tests being processed. Generally, results will be available within 24 hours.
Why Are Pre-Employment Medicals Important?
Occupational health checks are important for both employers and employees. For employers, they ensure that the candidate is fit for the job and does not pose a risk to themselves or others. This can help to reduce the risk of workplace accidents and injuries.
For employees, they help to identify any underlying health conditions that may require treatment or accommodation. This can help ensure that the employee can work safely and comfortably in their new role.
In addition, health assessments can promote a culture of health and safety in the workplace.
Book An Appointment
Safework Health is a trusted provider of pre-employment medicals. We have a network of occupational health clinics across Australia and are dedicated to delivering efficient timely medical assessments for a range of industries.
We provide fast results, flexible booking options and same-day appointments.
Contact us today for more information or to book an appointment.
Meet Dr Hui Ting Ooi, one of our occupational physicians.Read more
Meet Dr Hui Ting Ooi, a well-regarded and qualified Occupational Physician with extensive experience in fitness for duty and return to work assessments, workplace injury management and worksite visits.
After graduating from medicine at Monash University, Dr Ooi undertook Advanced Studies in Clinical Anatomy and Graduate Diploma in Occupational and Environmental Medicine before completing specialist occupational and environmental training to become a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, RACP.
Before joining Safework Health in early 2023, Dr Ooi worked for Corporate Health Management determining employees’ fitness for duty regarding their deployments to emergency response and performing hazardous chemicals health surveillance programs.
Dr Ooi has also worked at Modern Medical providing clinical occupational medicine services to Fire Rescue Victoria as the Brigade Medical Officer. This included performing fitness for duty assessments, reviewing complex pre-employment medical assessments, and working with the Chief Medical Officer of Fire Rescue Victoria to promote the health and safety of firefighters.
Plus, Dr Ooi has worked with the Department of Health Victoria performing worksite visits and case management of workplace COVID-19 outbreaks, as well as being the Company Medical Officer at Toyota Motor Corporation.
Meet Our Growing Team
Find out more about Safework Health’s national team.
Pre employment medicals are now available at our Brisbane clinic.Read more
Safework Health is excited to announce that we are now providing Pre-Employment Medical and Queensland Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme (formerly Coal Board Medical) services at our Murarrie clinic in Brisbane.
The expansion of our occupational health services means we can service our clients across multiple Australian locations. In addition to Brisbane, we have clinics in Perth, Port Hedland, Darwin and Adelaide.
We perform most types of medical assessments including:
- Standard Pre-Employment Medical
- Queensland Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme (formerly Coal Board Medical)
- Drivers Medical
- Cat Rail 1 Medical
- Cat Rail 2 Medical
- Cat Rail 3 Medical
- OGUK Medical
- Audiometry (WorkCover)
- Health Surveillance (Silica, Lead, Asbestos)
Helping You Hire The Right Person Quickly
Safework Health’s pre-employment medicals will help you hire employees quickly so can fill vacant roles and maintain a safe working environment for all employees.
- Fast and accurate results – Enabling you to make informed decisions
- Flexible booking options – Phone, email and online booking (coming soon)
- Customised service – Assessment tailored to your business needs and budget
- Services performed in-house – We employ a national team of qualified and friendly doctors and nurses
Safework Health’s pre-employment medical services are incredible and the client/patient experience is like nothing else. Whenever we have an urgent need/request for our pre-employment requirements, Safework Health is always ready to accommodate and adjust accordingly.
Mining and resources labour-hire company
The whole team at Safework Health always go above and beyond to ensure our medical needs are always met. Their friendly staff have made the process of booking a pre-employment medical very easy, always offering flexible booking times and fast turnaround times for results.
Engineering consultancy/software company
Contact us today for more information or to make a booking.
Discover the ins and outs of pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, including methods and employer obligations.Read more
When hiring new employees, employers are responsible for ensuring their workplace is drug and alcohol-free. For this reason, many companies make pre-employment drug and alcohol testing in Australia a requirement for employment or contracted service.
In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about pre-employment drug and alcohol testing — from what they are for and the different types of methods available to the potential steps an employer must take if they suspect a job applicant is misusing substances. Read on to learn more.
What is a pre-employment drug test and why do employers use them?
Employers use pre-employment medical drug tests to identify potential employees who may be someone with substance use disorder or have been recently.
They involve analysing a sample of a person’s urine, saliva, or hair for the presence of illicit substances or drugs that could impact an employee’s job performance or safety.
Pre-screening helps employers select reliable workers who value their health and safety and the well-being of their co-workers and customers.
How common are pre-employment drug tests and what drugs are they looking for?
Pre-employment drug testing is becoming increasingly common across Australia, with employers wanting to establish a safe and productive work environment.
Drug screening typically analyse substances like alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines, methamphetamines, cocaine, and opiates.
Employers need to ensure the health and safety of their employees, which is why pre-employment drug testing has become such a focus for many businesses. This helps ensure the workplace remains compliant and productive.
What methods are available for a pre-employment drug test in Australia?
There are four primary methods for conducting pre-screening tests:
- Urine drug test — Used to identify any potential drug use or intoxication in candidates that could hinder their job performance and/or the safety of workplace personnel.
- Oral fluid drug test (Saliva test) — Another feasible alternative because it is less intrusive than other techniques while still providing reliable drug analysis.
- Hair follicle drug test — They provide a longer timeline of drug use on the part of an individual, which can be important when considering jobs that require frequent monitoring of such behaviours.
- Alcohol breath test — Breathalyser testing provides quick and accurate results for assessing alcohol presence without the need for invasive procedures.
These drug testing methods offer employers insight into the character and tendencies of prospective employees and an added layer of security.
Protect your workplace with pre-employment drug testing from Safework Health
At Safework Health, we offer experienced and accredited solutions for all your workplace drug and alcohol testing needs. We are accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) with locations in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Port Hedland, Darwin, and Adelaide.
Our innovative holistic approach provides comprehensive solutions, including testing and results analysis, policy development, educational workshops, certified training programs and on-site and/or in-house drug screening. We help our clients gain a more efficient and safer workplace for everyone.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you with your pre-screening needs.