Reasons why Construction Workers Need Medicals
Do you run a construction site? If so; your workers should be regularly undergoing construction medicals. Some sites will not allow your employees to enter without a valid medical fitness certificate. Construction medicals are not a nice to have. In most cases, it will be a minimum requirement. On this page I want to take a little peek at the reasons as to why.
Firstly; in many cases it is actual a legal requirement to have construction workers undergo regular construction medicals. This means that if you do not carry them out then you could be looking forward to some rather substantial fines. It is up to you to determine as to whether construction medicals are a legal requirement in your area or not. As mentioned, some sites will not allow your staff on the site without medical examinations.
Secondly, and perhaps one of the most important reasons for you, is the fact that construction medicals ensure that your worksite is as safe as possible. The purpose of medicals is to ensure that your construction workers are in the best possible health. This means that they are able to perform their job to the highest possible standard at all times. The last thing you want to do is have them ‘collapse’ on the job or discover that they do not quite have the strength to lift a heavy piece of machinery or something similar. You also do not want to find that they injure themselves due to a medical condition that they currently have. In short; you want to ensure that your construction workers are healthy. If they do cause an accident then it is likely that you will need to pay out a rather significant amount of compensation. The level of compensation will of course vary from case to case. Think along the lines of paying out for property damage and personal injuries. Hopefully your insurance covers it or you will be looking at taking a rather substantial amount of cash from your profits.
In addition to this; there are a number of insurance companies out there who will actually offer discounts if your construction workers regularly undergo medicals. As you may know; becoming insured as a construction company is already difficult enough. The construction site is already a rather dangerous place and thus accidents are likely to happen. If your construction workers undergo medicals however then there is a chance that the risk will be reduced rather substantially. The lower the risk of an accident happen, the less likely to insurance company is going to have to pay out, and the less likely they are to pay out, the less money you are going to have to pay for your construction insurance. In short; medicals will save you money in the long run.
Finally; your employees will absolutely love undergoing a regular health check like that. Employees want to know that you have an eye out for their health at all times and it will give them some sort of motivation to work for you (you will retain the best employees this way). They will also like the fact that you will be able to pick up on any health concerns early and thus they can get the treatment that they need sooner as opposed to later.
Construction medicals will help you as an employer be responsible. Keeping your employees happy and healthy is the right thing to do. We do on-site construction medicals. You don’t have to lose production to get it done. We are trained to get it done as quickly and effectively as possible. We will always do our best to beat any quote you currently have. We are flexible. For a free quote, simply complete our basic contact form.