The 2014 update of the Construction Regulations in the Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out the requirement for comprehensive, risk-based medical testing for all construction workers.
The aim of the construction medical is to:
Determine whether the employee is physically and mentally fit to do the work.
Identify medical conditions that may render employees temporarily or permanently unable to perform their duties.
Determine whether the employee’s current health status may affect risks and safety at work for both the employee and other workers.
Issue recommendations to the employer on the necessary actions to protect and maintain the health of employees.
Our occupational medical practitioners (OMPs) and occupational health nurse practitioners (OHNPs) are highly experienced in conducting the necessary medical examination and completing the all-important Annexure 3 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, along with a medical certificate of fitness. This includes a “fit with restrictions” or “fit with conditions” certificate, if applicable.
Annexure 3 highlights the possible exposures to which an employee will be subjected, the job-specific requirements the employee face, and the protective equipment the employee needs to perform his or her duties as per his or her job description.
Our OMPs and OHNPs ensure each employee is given a full clinical assessment with all the required medical tests. We also identify the employee’s work conditions and risks and apply them in our testing methodology. This ensures a professional assessment with recommendations that are in the best interest of both the employee and the employer.