FTW Medical Assessment Guideline
A Guideline for pre-employment and periodic medical examinations for the Queensland Natural Gas Exploration & Production Industry.
Medical screening and proactive medical management of workers’ health reduces health and safety risks in the industry. Currently however, requirements for Fitness to Work medical assessments vary across the industry. Many individuals moving between companies in the industry undertake numerous pre-employment and periodic medical examinations.
Develop a Guideline to help member companies set up Fitness to Work medical assessments and associated processes. It is hoped that this Guideline will promote a consistent, efficient and cost effective industry approach which will, in turn, lead to improved health across the workforce.
The Project Team has published the Fitness to Work Medical Assessment Guideline. In addition, the following support materials provide information and context about this initiative:
- Medical Assessment Guideline Video
- Medical Assessment Guideline Brochure
- Medical Assessment Guideline Business Case
- Medical Assessment Guideline FAQs - Employers
- Medical Assessment Guideline FAQs - Workers
Consultation workshops were held in Brisbane and Toowoomba during 2019 and 2020, the feedback from which was collated, reviewed and informed finalising the content of the Guideline. Members can access a recording of the Toowoomba workshop here.
The Medical Assessment Guideline will be rolled out in the first half of 2021 with implementation guides and workshops to help member companies embed the processes in their organisations.