Intro to PEMAs - pre-employment medical assessments

RTWMatters team

What is a PEMA? What can - and can't - be achieved with this earliest of early interventions?

In some roles, it’s vital that employees’ physical abilities match the requirements of the job. No one wants to be a passenger in an aeroplane flown by a pilot who suffers from black-outs or seizures, for example. Pre-employment medical assessments (PEMAs) are designed to ensure that prospective staff are physically capable of the task at hand, and do not put themselves or others at risk of injury or ill health. This articl...

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