Heart Disease: Concern For Truck Drivers
Posted By Kelly Hone on 2018-07-05 11:23
Truck drivers are especially at risk due to the demanding aspects of their jobs.
Many HGV/LGV drivers sit for long hours at a time- This could be due to traffic, general driving, or waiting to be offloaded. Most drivers do not manage to get enough sleep or exercise on a daily basis. A poor diet of 'on the road' takeaways can also cause issues. This is on top of facing high levels of stress from meeting dead lines to long hours on the road!
All of the above scenarios has a significant and negative affect on the heart.
LGV- Large Goods Vehicle HGV- Heavy Goods Vehicle
For truck drivers especially, it’s critical to understand your own health issues and risks. A failed physical due to problems like heart disease and obesity can keep you off the road.
At Healthscreen our professional occupation health team can help identify potential issues like heart problems, sleep apnea, diabetes, poor vision, and high blood pressure.
It’s important for truck drivers to maintain healthy heart habits, and part of having healthy habits is getting annual health exams.
Simply contact us and we will show up at your location at a scheduled time and date to carry out all the testing you need! Whether it’s one employee or a thousand, we’ve got you covered! There are no hidden costs, you know upfront exactly when to expect us, how much you will pay and what services we will provide.
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