Under current health and safety legislation, employers have a duty of care to prevent the ill-health of their workers.

This is particularly relevant to those carrying out safety-critical tasks. A medical, such as a fitness-for-task health check, as identified in the national industry standards for occupational health, would go a long way towards ensuring these legal requirements are met.

Safety Critical Work

The term ‘safety critical work’ is defined 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.”

It is important that safety-critical workers are not suffering from medical conditions or undergoing any medical treatment which is likely to cause sudden loss of consciousness or incapacity, impairment of awareness, concentration, balance or coordination or significant limitation of mobility.

The safety critical medical includes:

  • Comprehensive Medical Questionnaire
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Glucose
  • Vision (to include depth perception, colour vision and phoria)
  • HAVS Assessment
  • Skin Surveillance
  • Audiology Test
  • Spirometry Test
  • Muscular Skeletal Assessment

These can be conducted on-site with our screening van, or at one of our private clinics.