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Pre-Employment Medical Assessments

Business Health Ireland provides job-specific pre-placement and pre-employment medical assessments for your organisation. The reasons for pre-employment medicals include:

  • Determine one’s fitness for the proposed work
  • Establish and recommend any job restriction or accommodation required
  • Establish baseline health information
  • Detection of previously undiagnosed medical condition
  • Provision of appropriate personal protection prior to job commencement (such as vaccinations against potential biological hazards)
  • Opportunity for health promotion (for example, obesity management and smoking cessation) and for education on areas such as potential hazards and on the use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Ensure legislative compliance.

Pre-employment medicals assessments may comprise a questionnaire, physical examination, specific tests (such as a hearing test, lung function test, vision screening, blood test, urine test, drug screen, skin allergy test, ECG etc.)

Business Health Ireland have an online Pre-Employment Questionnaire. This online questionnaire is designed to enable us to:

  • determine your fitness to safely carry out the duties of a specific role
  • minimise the risk of aggravating a pre-existing condition
  • protect you as a potential employee, and your colleagues and the general public from any medical-related risk
  • recommend appropriate job accommodations or restrictions required to facilitate you carrying out your duties safely and to allow your employer to fulfil their legal and ethical responsibilities.

This questionnaire has been designed to allow you to complete it online. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 8 or higher), which you can download here. Alternatively, you can simply print out this questionnaire and post it to Business Health Ireland. If you have any questions regarding this form, please contact Business Health Ireland on +353 (0)25 85979 or email

Fitness for work certificates will be issued after the assessment. For more information, please contact us.

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Fitness to Work Assessment

A Fitness to Work assessment is a medical assessment to determine if one is physically and mentally capable to carry out the specific duties. This assessment may be required for reasons including:

  • pre-transfer
  • pre-placement or after illness
  • injuries
  • prolonged absence from work
  • poor work performance
  • as part of legal requirement (for example, firefighter, offshore workers, commercial driver).

Business Health Ireland will provide recommendations for regarding fitness to work, duty modifications, job accommodation, tasks and equipment to match one’s capacity to the job requirement. We offer a confidential assessment and will provide an independent and objective report to management.

For more information, please contact us.

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Sickness Absence Review, Occupational Rehabilitation and
Return to Work Programs

The financial cost of sickness absence is substantial: reports suggest that British businesses lose £34 billion a year due to sick days, with an employee taking an average of 13 days per year from illnesses.

This means that each employee costs their employer approximately £1,200 per annum in sick days.

Be it frequent short term or infrequent but long term absences, work absence has a negative impact for both the employee (a decreased confidence at work, poor attendance record, “sick role”, job loss, psychosocial implications and so on) and the employer (reduced productivity, increased cost, poor staff morale, need for temporary cover, poor corporate image).

Business Health Ireland, through multidisciplinary medical rehabilitation and occupational rehabilitation, can help to optimise the medical management of the condition. We can offer an occupational medicine review and proactive management (and prevention) of sickness absences, and can deliver an active return to work programme. This will allow your organisation to improve your absenteeism rate, business performance and employee health.

For more information, please contact us.

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Health Surveillance and Noise Conservation Programme

Business Health Ireland can help your organisation to identify health hazards and set up a monitoring programme to prevent and detect ill health resulting from such exposure.

This service Involves periodic monitoring and re-evaluation through health surveillance of the employees and also of the environment. Business Health Ireland offers medical health surveillance ranging from self reporting, questionnaire screening, physical examination (such as skin surveillance) to specific tests such as audiometric test, visual test, lung function test and biological tests (blood or urine tests, ECG test etc.)

For more information, please contact us.

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Health Promotion

Business Health Ireland provides a broad spectrum of services and activities with the aim of promoting good health and preventing both work and non work related illnesses.

Our multidisciplinary team is always on hand to advise on health promotion programs suitable for the needs of your organisation and staff, in areas such as:

  • weight management
  • blood pressure
  • cholesterol monitoring
  • smoking cessation
  • immunisation (flu vaccinations, for example)
  • mental health care
  • back care
  • hand hygiene

For more information, please contact us.

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General Medical Screening and 'Well Men' Medical Programs

  • Preventive Medicine, available for corporate and private individuals
  • Executive health screening
  • Well Men medicals
  • Pre- and post-travel medical
  • Osteoporosis screening
  • Blood pressure and cholesterol screening

For more information, please contact us.

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