A New Starter Assessment (NSA) is the most cost-effective way to identify health problems early on so that appropriate adjustments can be put in place to support the employee in their role. About 5-10% of all new starters will have some medical issue(s) relevant to their fitness for work.
New Starter Assessments have 3 key objectives:
- Ensure compliance with the Equality Act
- Identify any relevant underlying health conditions of a new employee
- Recommend appropriate adjustments to support the employee
How does a new starter assessment work?
After you have made an offer of employment or an employee has started their role, we will complete an assessment on your behalf. This is usually done via an online questionnaire and assessed by an OHA. We will then provide you with a professional fitness to work report, advising you of the outcome and recommendations.
Where possible we will complete these remotely to ensure a prompt and cost effective service. On site, face to face assessments will only be offered where we feel it is necessary, or at your request.
As well as new starter assessments Fusion can provide a night worker and clinical worker assessment service.