Safety Critical Medicals

Within the construction sector, more and more contractors and employers are asking for each and every worker to hold a valid Safety Critical Medical or Fit For Task Certification before allowing them onto site. Without having this ahead of starting a job or project it could result in a loss of earnings or significant delay in starting work whilst one is organised.

Why do I need safety critical medicals?

These are required under the current Health and Safety legislation as employers have a duty of care to safeguard the health and safety of their employees.  This becomes especially important in the construction sector as more of the jobs are higher risk with the potential to cause significant harm.

By ensuring that your workers are well and do not have any underlying medical conditions (or take any medication that could cause a loss of consciousness or incapacity whilst working) reduces this risk and helps to evidence that all reasonable steps have been taken.

What is "safety critical?

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.”

A medical, as identified in the national industry standards and Fit For Construction, ensure that all the requirements of these medicals are met.

Our Safety critical work health assessments include;

We can offer medicals at our office in Burgess Hill most Fridays, or alternatively if you have a number of people, we can come to your site/office.

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