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Safety Critical Medicals


Organisations have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure a safe system of work. It is implicit in this duty that the medical fitness of employees is a component of such a safe system of work.

Not only do employers have duties towards their employees, but also have a duty to ensure that the safety of all employees and others are not compromised.

The Safety Critical Medical is a way you can take steps towards ensuring you comply with the Government's guidance of constructing better health.


Who needs this medical?

In construction the following have been defined as ‘safety critical’:

  • All mobile plant operators.
  • High-speed road workers.
  • Rail trackside workers.
  • Asbestos licensed workers.
  • Tunnellers, or those working in a confined space.
  • Tasks carried out at height where collective preventative measures to control risk are not practicable.
  • Others as identified by the risk assessment process.


What does the medical include?

This medical is a fitness-for-task medical that includes testing:

  • Vision
  • Urine
  • Hearing
  • Skin Assessment
  • Blood Pressure
  • Lung function
  • Musculo-Skeletal check

Extra tests may be added at an additional charge e.g. Drug and Alcohol testing and Isocyanate Testing depending on the type of industry and health and safety compliance requirements.


How long will the medical take to complete?

The medical should take around 60 minutes to complete and will be held at our venue here at Redwither, or in a suitable environment at your place of work. Please be advised that we may need to visit your premises beforehand to ensure suitability.


1 member of staff              Per person                             £180 + vat

Up to 4 members of staff    Half day rate:                        £395 + vat

5 to 7 members of staff       Full day rate:                        £550 + vat


If you have any further questions or queries, please give us a call on 01978 660 000 or email us on