What is a Safety Critical Worker?
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.”
Who requires a Safety Critical Worker Medical?
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
- Confined Space workers
- Working at Height where control measures not practicable
- What to expect when attending a Safety Critical Worker 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
When will certificates be available?
Certificates will be available at the end of each appointment
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