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Safety Critical Medical

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Safety Critical Medical

Our Safety Critical Medical Service

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
  • Drug & Alcohol testing (Additional Charge + Company must have a Drug and Alcohol Policy/Procedure in place)

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

    How do I book a Safety Critical Medical?

    To book a safety-critical medical use the contact form on this page, call us on 01793 852951 or click the button below to go to our contact page.

    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 workplace, 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!

    Complete the form to arrange a Safety Critical Medical

    This will email the Admin Team and one of them will contact you.

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    Ray Hurst
    October 16, 2018

    President of IOSH 2008, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

    I am pleased that you are helping dispel some of the dafter myths that surround OH&S (a passion you and I clearly have in common) and the item clearly indicates that as with so many of our professional colleagues you are not about stopping fun on the pretext of H&S. It is only with the help of people such as yourself that we will eventually get the message across that OH&S is about bringing (as you so aptly put it) purpose and value to peoples lives

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