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What is a Construction Medical?

Jun 24, 2019 | FAQ - Occupational Health, Health Promotions, News, Occupational Health


At the heart of Health & Safety 

What is a Construction Medical? 

The Construction Medical is the evolution of the Safety Critical Medical. The aim is to bring more clarity and understanding of what Occupational Health is and how it needs to be operated within the Construction industry. To provide employers with correct guidance and assessment, which is strictly relevant and specific to the construction industry that requires Occupational health support. 

Its very much in its infancy, so watch this space for updates.

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 Construction Medical be Carried Out?

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

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