Height is defined by HSE as a place “at height” if (unless the Regulations are followed) a person could be injured falling from it, even if it is at or below ground level.
Making sure that your workers are able to climb safely, do not have conditions which would affect them whilst working at height is important.
Similarly to the driver medicals, employees must be assessed after an accident at work, absence or if there is a change to their health.
Any space which is enclosed with limited access could be defined as a confirmed space. Ensuring that your workers can get in and out of this space comfortably is important and if they become trapped could there be a risk to their health (for example lack of oxygen).
A health assessment would cover whether there are any underlying health conditions which would prevent that worker from safely working in a confined space is important as it will protect their health.
For worker who work with food, there is a requirement to ensure that staff are fit and well in order to prevent any food contamination from occurring. This is required in the Food Safety Act 1990 and the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and you should make sure that workers are fit and well and do not have any contagious conditions whilst working with and handling food.
A night worker is a worker who undertakes a large proportion of their work at night and as identified under the Working Time Directive (1999).
As there can be conditions which can be exacerbated by night work there is a requirement for all workers to be offered a health assessment. Whilst there is a duty on employers to offer the assessments, completion by the worker is purely on a voluntary basis.