Occupational Health Services
This Additional service involves a full medical examination for all employees working in potentially hazardous or dangerous situations.
Overview of our Occupational Health Services:
The Occupational Health Services includes a full medical examination for all employees working in potentially hazardous or dangerous situations. Individual examinations include: screening tests, spirometry examination, physical examination, medical history and blood pressure, urine analysis, eye vision test, drug test (optional) and x rays (optional).
What to expect:
You can expect professional medical examinations to be performed by an occupational medical practitioner (OMP) or an occupational health nurse (OHN) on all employees in your workplace that work in potentially dangerous situations.
Who will benefit:
Why are Full Medicals required?
A full medical examination forms part of checking that employees are fit for their particular work. It confirms that they are healthy to work and are free of any illness or other health issues or impairments, that may affect their ability to perform their work tasks correctly and safely.
Why are Full Medicals Important?
A medical examination is important because it performs a basic health check (assessment) of an employee. This allows an employer to know if the employee is healthy and suitable to conduct the work that is required of them. This is important because certain jobs may require certain physical capabilities in order for the job to be conducted safely (both for themselves and for those around them). The medical allows these basic capabilities to be determined, allowing an employer to make an informed decision about whether the employee is capable or not and so whether they will work safely or not.
In certain cases, such as in construction work, this medical and its associated Annexure 3 form, are an important requirement to confirm the suitability of construction employees working on-site.
In cases where fitness or suitability for purpose issues may occur, this full medical may be important as evidence to show the workplace suitability of employees for work, where legal concerns or financial claims may be involved.
How often must a Full Medical be completed?
A medical examination needs to be completed according to the following frequency:
Entry Medical - Initially, as an entry full medical examination, when an employee either joins the company or prior to when they are due to start the type of work that requires the full medical examination.
Monitoring - A full medical examination should then be conducted on an annual basis to confirm the individual is still healthy and fit for work and has not been affected in any way by the work being performed.
Exit Medical - Finally, an exit full medical examination must be completed when the employee either completes the type of work they are doing or when they leave the company.
What is the validity of Full Medicals?
This medical examination needs to be completed by either an occupational medical practitioner (OMP) or an occupational health nurse (OHN). A proper certificate must be issued, confirming the test results and the fitness of the individual and this certificate must be kept on record and carefully controlled.
Access to these medical details is strictly limited because they are confidential and personal in nature. Any access by non-authorised persons will need the signed consent of the individual to whom the certificate applies to.
What we offer:
This Occupational Health Additional Service includes:
- A professional occupational medical practitioner (OMP) or an occupational health nurse (OHN) outsourced by MAKROSAFE
- A Full Medical Examination for employees that work in Potentially Hazardous environments
- Screening Tests
- Spirometry Examinations
- Physical Examinations
- Medical History
- Blood Pressure Tests
- Urine Analysis
- Eye Vision Tests
- Drug Tests
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