Workplace Health Assessments
Fork Lift Truck (FLT) Medical Assessments
All Fork Lift Truck medicals are carried out in accordance with the HS (G) 6 medical standards. It is recommended that the assessment is carried out to ensure that an employee’s medical status will enable them to operate this type of vehicle safely.
Generally a pre-licensing medical is considered good practice with five yearly assessments from the age of 40 years and a yearly medical from the age of 65 years. In addition any FLT accident or incident, prolonged illness or physical injury receives the recommendation that the medical assessment is repeated to ensure continued fitness. Often companies do however prefer to have their operators assessed on an annual basis to ensure on-going fitness and early identification of issues.
DSE Workstation Assessments
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 apply to workers who use DSE daily, for an hour or more at a time. Incorrect use of DSE or poorly designed workstations or work environments can lead to pain in the neck, shoulders, backs, arms, wrists and hands as well as fatigue and eye strain.
We attend site and complete full risk assessments for members of staff who have been identified as users or operators, under the DSE regulations.
An on site assessment includes:
- One to one evaluation of each workstation.
- Detailed questioning of the user.
- Posture and interface with DSE.
- General ergonomic setup.
- Exploration of general well being & medical issues including existing MSD, RSI or eyesight problems.
- Any other relevant issue.
- Comprehensive review of Chair, Screen, Lighting, Mouse, Keyboard, Desk and Environment.
- Basic DSE user advice and training i.e. chair, posture etc.
- Issue a summary report and recommendations to Management.
Night Worker Assessments
The Working Time Regulations 1999 provide night workers with the right to be offered free and confidential health assessments at pre employment and then on a regular basis (annually suggested). The night worker medical assessment is to ensure that employees are not made ill as a consequence of working the night shift, and to ensure that they do not have an existing medical condition that may not be compatible with night work. A night worker is someone who regularly works at least three hours at night, considered to be between 11pm and 6am.
A certificate of fitness with any recommendations on it will be provided to the you (the company) and your employee. If a problem is identified, it may be necessary to undertake a further telephone assessment to obtain additional information. If a significant concern is identified a further face to face medical will be recommended.
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