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Safety Critical Medical

Safety Critical Medical

Occupational Health

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.

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!

How Important is RPE and Dust Extraction?

The most common problem associated with dust in the workplace arises from dust-related illnesses which have been found to be one of the major killers in the UK when it comes to occupational health.

No Safety Critical Medical, No Entry to Construction Site Allowed.

A self-employed construction worker wasn’t allowed access to a construction site without a safety critical medical certification being completed.

Managing Driving at Work Risks

More than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is driving as part of their work at the time (Department for Transport figures).1 Health and safety law applies to work activities on the road in the same way as it does to all work activities and you need to manage the risks to drivers as part of your health and safety arrangements.

What is a Safety Critical Medical?

A Safety Critical medical is an occupational medical assessment of an individual where their health status may compromise their ability to undertake a task defined as safety critical, thereby posing a significant risk to the health and safety of others.

Does the Face Fit?

Face Fit Testing, make sure as an employer, your employees are properly fitted and protected.

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