Safety Critical Worker Medical

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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
  • LGV/HGV Driver
  • Plant Operators
  • Scaffolder/Rigger
  • 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
  • Musculo-Skeletal assessment
  • Mental health assessment

Other tests such as drug and alcohol testing may be recommended according to your job role.
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