Everyone can benefit from a regular health check-up with a GP or certified medical professional.

A recent ABS survey indicates that less than 75% of people under the age of 45 visit their GP at least once a year. Fortunately, the proportion of people aged 45+ visiting a GP at least once a year increases to more than 90% which is a positive sign that people are taking care of themselves.

From a business perspective, staff enjoy working within a healthy environment and employers make significant investments in the overall health and wellbeing of their workforces.

Employers are increasingly including a pre-employment medical as part of the final stage of a recruitment process.

Roles being recruited may have pre-defined physical requirements such as the requirement to lift a certain weight or stand for extended periods of time. Hearing and eyesight are important and workplaces are uncompromising with regard to employees who have drug and alcohol dependencies.

For more information on Orchard’s background checking and pre-employment medicals please contact us.