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You need to read this article if you’re looking for a CBH medical.

A safety-critical medical is an in-depth medical that is designed to make certain that anyone who is carrying out safety-critical tasks or working on a site is fit to do so. This is imperative for the safety of themselves and others. Most construction activities require a safety-critical medical for a number of job roles.

However, there is some confusion, as a lot of people do not realise that CBH medicals are not available anymore. Don’t worry, though; there is a replacement.

Why are safety-critical medicals needed?

In the beginning, safety-critical medicals were initially intended for employees carrying out a safety-critical role, for example, working in confined spaces, working at heights, or doing heavy plant operations. However, the scope for these medicals has since been extended, and now they are applied to virtually all workers entering a site, whether their roles are safety-critical or not.

CBH medical is no longer available

A lot of people are unaware of the fact that CBH (Constructing Better Health) does not exist anymore. This does not mean that you are absolved of your responsibility to carry out safety-critical medicals, though. SEQOHS accredited safety-critical medicals are the ideal market-leading replacement.

What does a safety-critical medical include?

There are a number of different components that tend to be included in a safety-critical medical, and these elements are typically reviewed each year. This includes the likes of a hand-arm vibration assessment, hearing assessment, skin assessment, and respiratory health assessment.

Aside from this, there is a medical component, which tends to be reviewed every three years or so. This includes mobility and coordination (musculoskeletal) checks, urinalysis (urine test), psychological and mental health, colour perception, visual activity (sight), and blood pressure.

Safety-Critical Medicals from K2 Associates

Here at K2A, we are a leading provider of Safety-Critical Medicals and are accredited through the SEQOHS scheme.

Here is what you can expect when having a safety-critical medical at K2 Associates. Firstly, all you need to do is get in touch with our team to arrange an appointment and select your location. We advise that you show up for your appointment 15 minutes before it is due to start. Bring in a valid ID, i.e. a passport or Driver’s Licence, and then you will be asked to complete a questionnaire on arrival.

Next, you will take your medical assessment. Once you have completed the assessment with your experienced medical consultant, they will provide you with a certificate. It really is that simple but it is ultimately a necessity as well.

If you would like to find out more, simply click here. If you have any questions about SEQOHS accredited safety-critical medicals or any of the other occupational health services that we provide, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and experienced team for more information.