Greater Manchester


Fitness for Work Assessment

Work Capability Assessments

What is a Fitness for Work Assessment?

The aim of a Fitness for Work Assessment is to make sure an employee is fit to perform the tasks involved in their job role effectively without risk to their own or others’ health and safety.

What is involved in a Fitness for Work Assessment?

We will ask numerous questions about the employees’ health and any difficulties they may be having at work. A physical assessment will then be carried out to assess joint movement, muscle strength and function.

What happens after a Fitness for Work Assessment?

Since April 2010 the Med3 ‘sick note’ has become a ‘fit note’ so this assessment assists the employer in complying with the implementation of reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010.  Following the assessment, we provide a report detailing;

  • Fitness for work and if the worker is able to perform their substantive duties or not.
  • Reasonable modifications or adjustments to support the employee at work or in returning to work.
  • Which alternative job roles the worker can perform.
  • A clinical prognosis with timescales for recovery.
  • How to fulfil their responsibilities to accommodate workers under the Equality Act 2010.
  • What further rehabilitation requirements are required

This allows employers to understand and resolve fitness for work issues so If you would like to find out more about this service – Please click here to contact us as we would love to help you.