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What you need to know about Safety Critical Medicals

As employers you have the duty to ensure your employees safety, an effective way to do this is by conducting Safety Critical Medicals. Read this blog to find out all you need to know!

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What you need to know about Safety Critical Medicals

As employers you have the responsibility to ensure the care of your employees, which means making sure your company takes all measures needed to reduce potential risks to health. Failure to do so can result in legal action being taken against you. This is because your business would be failing to comply with The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 legislation.

To protect yourself from this happening, you can conduct Safety Critical Medicals, which is where there’s an in-depth health check that ensures that anyone taking part in safety critical tasks are fit to do so. This protects them from compromising their health or the health and safety of others around them.

When employees are tasked to do safety critical work, it’s essential to check if they are suffering from any medical issues or medical treatments as ill health could be a hazard!

Bad health could lead to a variety of issues at work such as:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Lack of awareness
  • Poor concentration
  • Bad balance
  • Lack of coordination
  • Limited mobility

This is a major risk as jobs won’t be done safely and it can be a danger to not only your employees health, but the safety of anyone around.

Who needs a Safety Critical Medical?

Any employee who is participating in work that could pose risk to themselves or others should have one done. Also, it’s especially important when it comes to employees who are already suffering from medical issues or under ongoing medical treatment as this could affect how well they’ll be able to get work done.

Some job roles that require safety critical medicals are:

  • Construction workers
  • Divers
  • Geotechnical workers
  • Driver and Mechanical Handling Equipment Operators
  • Scaffolders
  • Tunnelling workers
  • Electricians

Get in touch if you have any queries or call us on 01455 243700 or send an email to admin@healthscreenuk.co.uk

 

Why are Safety Critical Medicals beneficial to you?

First of all, as mentioned previously it can protect you from potential legal action being taken against you if your employee gets into a work-related accident.

As well as that, it’s an efficient way of reducing risks to safety, so that your employees feel more protected and safer whilst working.

It will also give your employees a peace of mind as safety critical medicals will be able to evaluate whether an employee’s fit to work in only 60 minutes.

 

There’s a variety of different testing we offer to specifically monitor a health hazard in different job roles

We offer:

  • General Health (Weight, Height, BMI, BP, Pulse, Urinalysis for Blood & Proteins, Finger Prick test for Glucose & Cholesterol)
  • Respiratory (lungs)
  • Audiometry (hearing)
  • Dermatology (skin)
  • Visual Acuity, colour vision and peripheral vision screen
  • Musculoskeletal /mobility assessments

We also give you the option to have Drug and Alcohol Testing, Confined Space Medicals and Working At Heights Medicals.

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