A confined space is any place, including a chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, pipe, sewer, flue, well or other similar space, which, by virtue of its enclosed nature, there arises a reasonably foreseeable risk. It must be substantially enclosed and one of the following specified risks must be present. There may be a change in the conditions which would then identify a space as being confined.
Although it is not a legal requirement to have a confined space medical it is considered good practice to ensure that your workers are able to work in confined spaces and to minimise their risk of injury or health issues.
Our medical includes a health questionnaire, blood pressure, urine test, height/weight/BMI/hip waist ratio, vision screening, lung function and hearing tests. We will check for any underlying health issues or prescribed medication that may affect a worker’s fitness to work in a confined space.
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