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Safety Critical Medical

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Safety Critical Medical

What is a Safety Critical Medical

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employers have a duty of care to prevent the ill-health of their workers. This is relevant to those employed in safety-critical tasks such as construction, working at height and mobile plant operators. Safety-critical workers (SCW) should not be suffering from medical conditions or undergoing any medical treatment which could lead to a sudden loss of consciousness or incapacity, impairment of awareness, concentration, balance or coordination or significant limitation of mobility. The term “safety critical work” is defined as “Where the ill health of an individual may compromise their ability to undertake a task defined as safety critical, thereby posing a significant risk to the health and safety of others.” (CBH, 2015). Safewell Ltd can offer Safety Critical Medicals as outlined by HSE. The medicals include:

  • A baseline questionnaire to establish current and previous medical history and/or treatment ongoing treatment
  • Blood Pressure checks – Cardiovascular
  • Height, weight and BMI
  • Audiometry -hearing tests
  • Lung Function tests
  • Skin Assessments
  • HAVs assessments (if required)
  • Visual Acuity, colour vision and peripheral vision
  • Muscular-skeletal assessment

The outcome is a ‘Fitness for Work’ certificate issued to the employee and the employer.

Who can we carry out a Safety Critical Medicals for

  • Individuals who need to demonstrate they are fit to work prior to employment (typically this is for self employed trades and those workers being placed via an agency. Payment in advance for individuals.
  • Employees – to be arranged by their employers either at your site or work place, or at our offices in Royal Wootton Bassett

Where can a Safety Critical Medical be Carried Out

Safety Critical Medicals can be carried out at our offices in Royal Wootton Bassett or at your site. We aim to get Safety Critical medicals turned around quickly as we find they tend to have fairly critical timelines too!

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