Safety Critical Medical

Relevant Legislation and Best Practice Standards: Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law 1989, Occupational Health Standards for the UK Construction Industry, Management in Construction (Jersey) Regulations 2016, The Work at Height Regulations 2005, The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.

Safety Critical Roles are those where the ill health of the worker may compromise their ability to undertake defined tasks, thereby posing a significant risk to the health and safety of others.  In Safety Critical Work, because of the potential serious risks to the workers and others, employees need to have full, unimpaired control of their physical and mental capabilities.

Under the Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law 1989 not only do employers have duties towards their employees, but under Article 5, employers also have a duty to ensure that the safety of third parties is not compromised.

Safety critical workers should undergo baseline and regular medical assessment to ensure that they are not suffering from medical conditions or undergoing any medical treatment that could lead to a sudden loss of consciousness or incapacity, impairment of awareness, concentration, balance or coordination or significant limitation of mobility.

Ensure your business complies with current health and safety law by commissioning our Safety Critical Medicals.

We provide assessments for the following Safety Critical Roles:

  • Mobile plant operators
  • Scaffolders/riggers/abseilers/roof workers/telecommunication engineers
  • Roadside workers
  • Tunnellers and those working in confined spaces
  • Work at height where collective risk control measures are not practicable
  • Others roles identified by the risk assessment process

Our Safety Critical Medicals include:

  • Questionnaire to establish past and current medical history and treatments
  • Vision – near, distance, peripheral and colour
  • Height, weight and body mass index
  • Blood pressure and pulse rhythm check
  • Urinalysis
  • Finger blood glucose analysis
  • Lung function
  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • Hearing
  • Additional tests dependent on the specific safety critical role

A fitness for task certificate is supplied for both employee and employer indicating fitness for the proposed safety critical work and whether any restrictions or adjustments are recommended.