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Confined Spaces

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The last in our series of health surveillance assessments looks at workplaces where there is work carried out in confined spaces.

A confined space is an area or environment which is substantially enclosed (although not always entirely) where injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within, or nearby, the space (e.g. lack of oxygen).

Confined spaces are one of the most popular forms of Health Surveillance as many working environments tend to involve some form of work in a confined space. Our thorough assessments involve assessing a combination of factors such as Lung Function (Spirometry), Vision and Hearing (Audiometry), as well as the usual biometrics such as Height, Weight and Blood Pressure. During an assessment, it is likely that a Functional Movement Screening (FMS) will be carried out to assess the individuals flexibility and range of movement, which are key to be able to work safely in confined areas of work.

Our trained Technicians visit sites nationwide to carry out these assessments, which usually last around 60 minutes per individual. Due to the nature of the assessment and level of risk involved, recalls are often annual. Upon completion of the assessment, a Certificate of Fitness is created and sent to the business with details of the outcome of the assessment and the recall date. If any issues arise from the assessment, any necessary referrals will be made with a relevant medical professional.

If you would like to find out more about Confined Space assessments or any of our other health surveillance assessments, contact us.

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