“Fit to work” or “fitness or work” is a medical assessment which enables an employer to assess whether an employee can safely perform a specific job or task. The medical assessment determines whether an employee is medically fit to perform the job or task for which they are employed.
The Occupational Health Advisor assesses physical and mental capabilities, sensory acuity and level of skill. The Occupational Health Advisor will typically report one of three outcomes back to the employer:
Outcome 1 – Employee is fit for work
Outcome 2 – Employee is unfit for work
Outcome 3 – Employee is fit with restrictions