Working at Height Medical
Working at height can pose a significant risk to employees and requires specific safety measures to be taken. As part of these measures, a working at height medical assessment is recommended to assess an employee’s ability to work at height safely and identify any potential health issues that could increase the risk of an accident or injury.
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The working at height medical assessment consists of a series of tests and evaluations designed to assess an employee’s overall health and ability to work at height safely. The assessment includes:
- General health check-up
- Hearing test
- Respiratory function test
- Vision test
- Musculoskeletal examination
- Review of the employee’s medical history
The assessment is conducted by a qualified occupational health practitioner who will provide professional advice and guidance to ensure that the employee can work safely at height.
The benefits of our working at height medical assessment include:
- Ensuring that employees are physically and mentally fit to work at height
- Identifying any health issues that may increase the risk of accidents or injuries when working at height
- Providing professional advice and guidance to ensure employees can work safely at height
- Ensuring that you are compliant with health and safety regulations
- Reducing the risk of accidents or injuries in the workplace.
Ensuring Regulatory Compliance
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 outline specific requirements to prevent falls and protect individuals engaged in work at height. These regulations place a legal duty on employers to assess the risks, plan and organise the work properly, and ensure that employees are competent and fit to work at height. By conducting Working at Height Medical Assessments, organisations can demonstrate compliance with these regulations and fulfil their legal obligations. It ensures that employees are medically suited to perform tasks at height, reducing the likelihood of accidents, injuries, and occupational health issues.
Employees who work at height or are required to work at height as part of their job role may need to undergo a working at height medical assessment.
The assessment can take up to 60 minutes, depending on the individual’s health and the requirements of the job.
The frequency of the assessment depends on the employee’s age and medical history, as well as the specific requirements of the job. In general, employees should undergo a working at height medical assessment annually or as required by their employer.
If you have employees who regularly work at height or are required to work at height as part of their job role, contact us today to schedule a working at height medical assessment and ensure their safety in the workplace.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 is to state that all employees who work at height should undergo a medical assessment, to reduce the risk of falls, injury and death, caused by a fall from height. If you are still unsure whether this medicine is for you, please contact our lovely office ladies on 01455 243700 and they will advise you accordingly.