Employee Baseline Medical Examinations
Not all companies comply with baseline medical examination requirements. Employee baseline medicals protect both the employee and employer. It’s vitally important to have your paperwork in order. On this page, we will look at the reasons why.
Firstly, employee baseline medicals protect the employer for the following reasons:
An employer must be able to prove that reasonable steps were taken to protect the employees’ health. Let’s look at a spray booth operator. For example, this staff member works at your premises for 10 years. Chances are that paint related fumes might affect the employee. After the employee leaves your company, he/she might claim that ill health was as a result of employment.
The employer will have to prove that the employee was taken care of for the duration of employment. A baseline medical will be the first step. This will be a benchmark for the employee’s future health checks. If the employee’s health is affected by the fumes, follow up medicals will indicate this. The employer can then take physical action to prevent any further damage to the employee.
Having your paperwork in order can save you a lot of time and effort in the future. It’s a small price to pay for the peace of mind it will offer.
Secondly, let us look at the employee.
Employee baseline medicals will keep your employees happy. It will show that you are taking care of their health. It also gives the employee peace of mind that they are fit for duty. A happy employee is a productive employee. Making sure that your employees are healthy can make your business more profitable. Employees can get the peace of mind that they are healthy. Early detection can also save lives.
Importance of Baseline Medicals
Let’s look at another example. If you have a driver that suffers from diabetes, he/she might have blurry vision. If you employee a driver, you need to make sure that the person is fit to do the job. If you do not detect the diabetes, the employee might cause an accident. If it is determined that the accident was caused as a result of a medical condition, an investigation might be done. If it is determined that the driver does not have a medical fitness certificate, the company will be liable.
The above is just one example of the importance of baseline medicals for your staff. There are 100’s of examples that will make you consider examinations as soon as possible.
Baseline Medicals Procedure
We understand that your production is worth gold. This understanding is what drives us to be effective. We know that your company can’t lose production time. We offer our baseline medicals on-site. This option saves you time and money.
Additionally, we do our best to get the baseline medicals done as quickly and effectively as possible. It usually takes just a couple of minutes. It usually takes longer to line all the employees up for the examination. We do our best to help co-ordinate the process.
We have a mobile unit; we do not need a lot of space to complete the employee baseline medicals. We can accommodate your company in every way.
We are willing to negotiate the cost for larger groups. We will always do our best to beat any existing quote. We are a highly effective team with a qualified Occupational Health Practitioner. Some sites will not accept medical fitness certificates from normal Doters. Occupational practitioners are very scarce and often very expensive. Let us give you a free quote today.