Permit to Work Assessments

Medical Assessments & Permit To Work Assessments

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We offer a range of Occupational Health Assessments which comply with the current legislation and HSE Guidance.

  • Regular assessment is carried out to determine if someone is fit to work carrying out tasks in certain environments. It ensures employees can work safely and effectively with a view to preventing future health difficulties.
  • The assessment is completed by an Occupational Health Nurse or Physician when appropriate, and an outcome of the results will be provided to both the employer and employee. One copy will be retained confidentially in a personal Occupational Health file.
  • The outcome report may include recommendations for improvements and how these may be implemented in the workplace which will help an employee work more safely and efficiently.
  • We are able to offer appointments in the Occupational Health Department or on site depending on the needs of your business.

Services we can provide include

Confined Spaces medicals

Employers have a responsibility under The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 to ensure the safety of any workers operating in confined spaces. The Confined Spaces Medical Assessment helps employers protect their staff from developing an injury and the possibility of developing long-term ill health problems. It will also comply with the requirements of current legislation by ensuring that employees are medically fit to undertake their work in confined spaces.

The law states that you must carry out sufficient assessment of the risks for the purpose of deciding what measures are necessary for safety and ensuring any recommendations are implemented. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 support our medicals.

The confined space medical will be carried out by a qualified Occupational Health Nurse and may include a referral to our Occupational Health Physician. A permit to work and recommendations will be provided for both employer and employee records.

Medicals are recommended every 5 years.

Working at Height Medicals

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 require employers to ensure that a sufficient risk assessment is carried out so that all potential work at height risks are effectively identified, controlled and managed.

To ensure safety within the workplace and for the general public, there is a legal requirement from employers to ensure that those employees who work at height are fit to do so and to minimise the risk of falls.

The Working at Height Medical Assessment ensures that employees are medically fit to be working at height and comprises a questionnaire followed by a medical assessment, which is carried out by a fully qualified Occupational Health Nurse. Further referral to our Occupational Health Physician may be necessary and a report will be provided to both employer and employee. If necessary, recommendations for improving safety will be made.

Medicals are recommended every 5 years for those working at height.

Other medical services we can provide

Isocyanates Medicals

This assessment will evaluate if someone is fit to work in certain environments.

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Skin Assessments

These checks will also identify if existing control measures in place are adequate

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Work Health Assessments

We will identify if an employee is fit to undertake night work

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