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What is safety critical work?

Safety critical work is any task that may lead to compromised safety or an accident of people (employees, clients or the public), premises or even the environment.

During a safety critical medical, the health care professionals will ensure that your employees do not suffer from an illness or taking medication that would lead to a sudden loss of consciousness, problems with their balance, poor concentration, or limited mobility.

Over the past 18 months, your employees may not have had their routine full medicals performed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, however HSE has recently removed these restrictions. Now advising a return to face to face assessments for health surveillance and safety critical medicals. HSE suggests that a risk assessment should be completed, by employers, to assess who needs a spirometry, according to the exposures they may have in the working environment.

Schedule for safety critical medicals:

  • Before the commencement of a safety critical role
  • ↓54 years of age – every 3 years
  • 55 – 65 years of age – every 2 years
  • ↑ 65 years of age – annually
  • Following a long-term illness or injury
  • If there has been a change to an employee’s job role or health status.

If you have any further questions, or would like to make a booking; please do contact us directly on 01925 422 751 or visit our website for more information.

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