Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, making it important for employees who work with or around asbestos to undergo regular medical assessments. Our Asbestos Medical Assessment is designed to ensure that your employees are fit to work with asbestos, in accordance with legal requirements.
How We Support You
Our Asbestos Medical service is designed to be efficient and thorough, ensuring the health and safety of your employees. The medical assessment typically takes up to 45 minutes and includes a consultation-based examination, which encompasses a lung function test and a general health check. These assessments can be conducted either in a clinic or on-site, depending on the number of employees requiring the medical.
During the appointment, our qualified Occupational Health Physician (OHP) will handle all the necessary legal forms for licensed asbestos, ensuring compliance with regulations. For non-licensed asbestos, a standard consent form will be provided instead of the legal forms, simplifying the process.
Once the assessment is completed, the OHP will sign the medical certificate, which will be issued to the employee as proof of undergoing the Asbestos Medical Assessment. It serves as a record that the employee has received the necessary evaluation. For licensed companies, it is recommended to conduct a review every 2 years to maintain compliance and ensure the ongoing well-being of employees.
Our Asbestos Medical Assessment offers various benefits, including the following:
- Helps to ensure that your employees are fit to work with asbestos
- Assists in meeting your legal requirements for ensuring employee health and safety
- Can potentially detect any health issues caused by asbestos exposure at an early stage, which can lead to better health outcomes and treatment options
Ensuring Regulatory Compliance
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 set out the legal requirements for managing asbestos in the workplace. These regulations place a duty on employers to assess the risks posed by asbestos, prevent exposure to asbestos fibres, and protect the health and safety of their employees. Part of this duty includes providing medical assessments for employees who are, or may be, exposed to asbestos fibres. By conducting Asbestos Medical Assessments, organisations demonstrate their compliance with these regulations and fulfil their legal obligations.
A licensed company is licensed by the HSE, and they must do a licensed asbestos medical every 2 years by law in line with asbestos regulations.
Employees who work with or around asbestos, in accordance with legal requirements.
The assessment can take up to 45 minutes to complete.
The assessment can be conducted either on-site or in our clinic, depending on the number of employees requiring the assessment.
Book an Asbestos Medical Assessment today to ensure that your employees are fit to work with asbestos and meet your legal requirements for ensuring employee health and safety.