ROC offers Safety Critical Medicals that comply with all of the Constructing Better Health recommendations as well as OGUK. These medicals are available at one of ROC clinics, contractor clinic’s offices or at employers’ work sites.
Who Requires a Safety Critical Medical?
The term “safety critical work” is defined by HSE 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.”
The employer would have identified the roles who will be subject to such an assessment. Ordinarily the following will fall into this category:
Asbestos licensed worker
Confined Space workers
Working at Height where control measures not practicable
What to expect if you attend a Safety Critical Medical?
A baseline health questionnaire to establish any current or previous medical/psychological health history
Blood pressure measurement
Height, Weight & Body Mass
Audiometry – hearing test
Spirometry – Lung function test (if indicated – job specific)
Visual Acuity, colour vision and peripheral vision screen
Urinalysis for diabetes or other health issues
Mental health assessment
Other tests such as drug and alcohol testing may be recommended according to your job role.
Please get in touch for more details or to find out how ROC can help your business.