Some industries require workers to have a medical assessment prior to them starting work on a particular site or role. This applies to various industries and roles, including construction and rail, as well as drivers and those working at height. Depending on the role and the safety implications, more in depth and specific testing is sometimes required.
The kind of roles that require Safety Critical and Fit For Work Medicals are: Forklift truck driver, Plant Operator, Slinger/Signaller/Banksman, Confined spaces, Working at height, Driver, Scaffolder/rigger, Roadside (high speed), Off-shore
Caroline Drewe, MSc, PGCE, BSc (Hons), FHEA, NMP, RN, and Latus Health Clinical Director explains just what Safety Critical Medicals and Fit For Work Medicals are, and why they’re so important for employers when looking at their overall Occupational Health plan.