TMS - Tees Medical Services Ltd

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Safety Critical – Fit for Task

At Tees Medical Services Ltd our doctors and senior occupational health nurses are approved to carry out a wide range of safety critical medicals ensuring your workforce are fit to perform the task in question. Within close proximity to Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees, County Durham, Sunderland Tyne & Wear, North Yorkshire and Newcastle upon Tyne, TMS provides Safety Critical Medicals five days a week.

Under s.2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers have a duty of care to safeguard the health and safety of their employees. This is particularly relevant to those carrying out safety-critical tasks and It is important that safety-critical workers are not suffering from (a) medical conditions (2) undergoing any medical treatment which is likely to cause sudden loss of consciousness or incapacity (3) impairment of awareness, concentration, balance (4) coordination or (5) significant limitation of mobility.

What is meant by 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 (Constructing Better Health 2015). A medical, such as a fitness-for-task health check, as identified in the National Industry Standards for Occupational Health and Constructing Better Health, will go a long way towards ensuring these legal requirements are met.

In the construction industry the following roles have been defined as ‘safety critical’ although this is by no means exhaustive:

  • LGV/HGV Driver
  • Plant Operators
  • Scaffolder/Rigger
  • Slinger/Signaller/Banksman/Traffic Marshall
  • Steel Erector Structural/Fabricator
  • Steeplejack
  • Tunnel Boring Gangs
  • Roadside (high speed)
  • Tunnelling
  • Confined Space workers
  • Working at Height where control measures not practicable

Fit-for-Task –Safety Critical medicals with Tees Medical Services involves;

  • A baseline SCW health questionnaire to establish any current or previous medical/psychological health history
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Height, Weight & Body Mass
  • Audiometry – Hearing test, Industrial standard Audiometry
  • Spirometry – Full Lung function test
  • Visual Acuity, colour vision and peripheral vision screen
  • Urinalysis for diabetes or other health issues
  • Muscular skeletal assessment
  • Mental health assessment

QUICK CONTACT

Tees Medical Services
Suites 9 & 10
Royal Middlehaven House
21 Gosford Street
Middlesbrough
TS2 1BB

T: 01642 988152
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Tees Medical Services Ltd is registered in England & Wales at Suites 9 & 10, Royal Middlehaven House, 21 Gosford Street, Middlesbrough, TS2 1BB.
Company registration number: 10289950.

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