Fitness for Work Assessments

Fitness for work assessments are designed to help employers match the demands of a role to the current functional capacity of employees. Oftentimes, these assessments are used to assess an injured employee’s earning capacity, either for workers compensation, personal injury, permanent impairment, or other related purposes. Sometimes these assessments are undertaken if there has been a change in the requirements of the role or the work environment.

IMO’s medical advisors can provide you and your organisation with objective, comprehensive, and highly detailed fitness for work assessments. Our doctors can work closely with you to ensure the assessment is tailored to the requirements of your business, and to fit the legal context in your state or territory.

A fitness for work assessment may include a physical summary (height and weight), a cardiovascular examination, respiratory and vision exams, and other specific medical exams relevant to the role. These other examinations may include audiometry, spirometry, work fitness assessments, and regulation-specific examinations (such as NSW Order 41, or commercial driver medicals).

The advisor may include recommendations for interventions, or certain restrictions or rectifications to be carried out before the employee can continue with their role.

IMO’s doctors can carry out your fitness for work assessment before or after the commencement of employment. The assessment can also be carried out if an injury, illness, or other health issue has been identified.

Outcomes can include reduced risk, better work health and safety, and an elimination of aggravating factors for the worker’s injury or illness. Employers can then be certain the employee can safely perform their role, whether the employee is recovering from illness or is new to the role.

About IMO

Join IMO to access one of the largest networks of qualified medical professionals from all medical disciplines. Our medical specialists are qualified in their field, as well as being well versed in the provisioning of independent medical examinations.

When you sign up with IMO, you’ll not only be accessing a network of professionals who have more than 5,000 of accumulated experience. You’ll also be accessing a service that’s subject to industry-leading quality assurance procedures, and has been designed to minimise costs and save time for you.

IMO is passionate about medical integrity, so we guarantee independence and accuracy for every assessment and report. Every report is carefully reviewed by our senior quality assurance team. Our online booking system allows you to find doctors and book, track, and monitor your appointments 24 hours a day.

After 20 years of serving customers in all sectors with independent, accurate, and comprehensive medical reports, we are confident that we can offer you the most streamlined and easy-to-use service that involves just four simple steps:

  • Find and book – Register and search for a doctor in your locality by name, specialisation, injury, or certification. Look for available appointments and book. Obtain full fee disclosure before finalising your appointment.
  • Track – Track your appointments and receive advanced client reminders.
  • Check – We’ll check your assessment before sending it out to you.
  • Receive – We’ll deliver your assessment in PDF format to your email address. This removes the need for a follow-up appointment.

Contact us for more information

We invite you to take a look at our website and find out what IMO can offer you by registering for our online booking system. By working with a company that has delivered more than 400,000 assessments to clients, you can be fully confident of independent, quality reports that are fully tailored to your organisation’s requirements.

Contact IMO today for medico-legal assessments by objective, experienced medical specialists. Our friendly and professional team are ready to answer any queries you may have about obtaining an independent medical opinion.

Need more information about our services?

Call the friendly IMO team on 13 88 28 or email