Mine and Mine Rescue Medicals

Keeping the workforce happy, healthy & safe

Working underground can pose a risk to health. This can be due to the particles mined and the dust generated in the mining process or due to the fact that the worker is underground and may get trapped in an emergency event.

A medical examination should be carried out to ensure the employee is fit enough to work underground and could escape safely in an emergency, or to ensure the employee does not develop any preventable disease due to exposure to respirable particles.

We are able to offer medicals for all miners and also the Rescue mining team.

A mining medical can consist of the following;

  • Screening questionnaire
  • Height weight and BMI
  • Blood pressure
  • Hearing check
  • Mobility assessment
  • Spirometry to assess lung function
  • Urinalysis
  • Visual assessment
  • Skin assessment if hazards present

For a Mine rescue medical the following are added:

  • Chester step test to assess fitness
  • Examination by a doctor to check for respiratory and cardiac abnormalities
  • ECG for first medical

The standards applied to the Rescue team are higher than the normal miners.

If you would like further information, please Contact us.

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Workplace Wellness is the trading name of Bradford on Avon Occupational Health Services Ltd.
Registered in England: 9749251
VAT no. 27144823278
Registered Office: 29 Bridge Street Bradford on Avon Wiltshire BA15 1BY

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