Sustaining life in hazardous environments...
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Confined Space Medicals

30th November 2018
Confined Space Medicals

As one of the UK’s leading Confined Space training providers we receive a lot enquiries about delegates requiring a medical before attending a course. We though we will make it simple and put it in one short blog post.

It is not a legal requirement to have a confined spaces medical but it is good practice to have one if you or your staff are likely to be working in this environment.

What is involved?

  • Health questionnaire including questions about psychological issues such as claustrophobia
  • Height, weight, body mass index
  • Blood pressure
  • Vision screening for near and distance
  • Standard urine test for protein and sugar
  • Lung function baseline
  • Hearing test baseline
  • Specific confined space related questions
  • Sniff/ Smell test- to see if individual can distinguish different types of odours

It comes down to your and/or your client’s company policy as to whether this is specially required prior to entry or not.

If there are any pre-known medical conditions, this should form part of your risk assessment as an increased likelihood of a medical emergency need to be carefully considered prior to entry. Usually this is a question on the entry permit, which all entrants sign to confirm they have no known medical conditions before they enter the confined space.

Contact us on 08449151111 or training@breathesafety.com for any further enquires.

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