Fitness To Work Medical Assessment Guideline

A Guideline for pre-employment and periodic medical examinations for the Onshore Australian Oil and Gas Exploration & Production Industry.

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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:

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. Implementation Workshops were also held in Brisbane and Toowoomba in May 2021.

A Consultation Workshop was also held in Perth in November 2021. Member Companies can access the presentation materials and a summary of the Workshop discussions here.

Related Links

Case Study – Beach Energy

Case Study - Arrow Energy

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