Safety Critical Worker Medical

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
  • Scaffolder/Rigger
  • 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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