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The Fit-for-Work assessment has been developed to provide people with a physical fitness qualification that gives them great encouragement to keep themselves Fit-for-Work.


It’s essential that you know how fit and healthy you are and whether are capable of doing particular jobs without breaking down.


For your employer it’s important they know how fit and healthy you are because they’re paying your workers compensation premiums. They need to know the risk and manage the risk accordingly.


The staff of Integrated Health Systems are qualified to provide you with advice and exercises that are safe for normal, healthy human beings and if done regularly lead to an improvement in your health, fitness and wellbeing.


However, because we have no idea of your current physical condition, we need to provide you with some safety advice and request that you look after yourself during the session.


Please tick the boxes to signify that you have read the safety information below.



There is a risk that you could injure yourself during this session. Whilst it is unlikely, you may strain a muscle, tendon or a ligament, particularly if you haven’t done any aerobic fitness, strength or flexibility exercises for a long time. This is a risk you need to be aware of and one which Integrated Health Systems cannot shoulder. o




You may be stiff tomorrow, particularly if you haven’t done any running, situps, pressups or squats for a number of years. This is normal. o




You may be a bit tender for a day or two if you exercise – even gently – muscles that have been exercised for a long time. This is normal. o




If there is conjecture about the safety of some of the exercises the test supervisor will point out those safety concerns. o




If you don’t want to do an exercise, don’t do it. o




If it hurts while doing an exercise, stop doing it immediately. o




If a doctor or therapist has said ‘Don’t do that exercise’, don’t do it. We don't argue with doctors and therapists in their absence. o




While you are doing the aerobic fitness test, you must work within your aerobic capacity, whether it be walking, shuffling, jogging or running. If you need to slow down, slow down. If you need to stop, stop. If you are asked to slow down or stop, you must do so immediately. o


Please sign on the dotted line to confirm that you’ve read this advice and accept the personal responsibility that goes with your involvement in the Fit-for-Work assessment.



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Miller Health Pty Ltd

7 Salvado Place, Stirling (Canberra) ACT 2611 Australia

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