* Height, Weight and BMI (Body Mass Index)
Being overweight or underweight may cause potential health concerns, especially if the person is inactive.
* Audiometry: Hearing Test
It is a statutory requirement under AS/NZS 1269.4:2005 for employees who use personal hearing protectors to have an Audiometry Assessment before they commence a role, and to have them every two years. This baseline will limit liability for future hearing loss claims, as well as the impact for long term noise exposure.
* Spirometry: Lung Function Test
A spirometry test can help diagnose various lung conditions, including asthma and most commonly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This test is beneficial for employees that may be required to work in an environment where the air may be polluted with chemicals, dust or any small particles that are easily inhaled and may cause damage to the lungs. Very common for employees working in the mines.
* Urine Analysis: basic
This tests for diabetes or kidney/bladder disorders. Blood or protein in urine may be indicate certain medical conditions.
* Vision Assessment: including Colour Blindness
Most everyday activities can be adapted to suit a person with vision impairment. This basic assessment will determine if an employee requires further investigation or potentially glasses. People who are colour-blind may be restricted in carry out certain occupations.
* Blood Pressure
A blood pressure test measures the pressure in the arteries as the heart pumps and screens for high or low blood pressure. High blood pressure may lead to potential problems like heart attack or stroke.
* ABI: ankle-brachial index
An ABI test is a non-invasive way to check the risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is a condition in which the arteries in the legs or arms are narrowed or blocked. This may be a problem if the employee is working in a job where they are required to stand for long periods at a time.
* Urine Drug Screening
A urine drug test or urine drug screen, is a simple and effective test that measures urine for the presence of certain illegal drugs and prescription medications, and results may be visually interpreted within minutes. The test usually screens for methamphetamines, benzodiazepines, THC, cocaine, and opioids (narcotics). Testing in the workplace is becoming more common as the use of recreational drugs presents such a serious health and safety risk to all concerned, including the employee using the drugs, other employees and the employer. Drug screening may reduce employee illness and injury, related costs, including sick leave and medical care and can also help minimise associated problems with employment theft and violence in the workplace.
An ECG is used to measure the rhythm of the heart and can detect heart damage/malfunction.