Working at Height Medical
The Working At Height Legislation
The purpose of The Work at Height Regulations 2005 is to prevent death and injury caused by a fall from height.
What is it?
A WAH Medical is for anyone that works above ground, for example:
- Rooftop workers
- Telecom engineers
The Regulations of 2005 state that all employees who work at height should undergo a medical assessment, in order to reduce the risk of falls and injury.
What is included in the medical?
Usually for working at height, a safety critical medical is required. The main assessments included are:
- General Health (Weight, Height, BMI, BP, Pulse, Urinalysis for Proteins & Sugars, Finger Prick test for Glucose and Cholesterol)
- Audiometry (Hearing test)
- Respiratory (Lung Function)
- Previous Medical History Questionnaire