Employee Medical Services
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Employee medical examinations have become a major part of health & safety in various industries such as mining, construction, manufacturing etc. This element is one of the many duties of the company. MARPEMED will make this task easier by doing on-site medicals for your staff. There is no group too big or too small. We will make sure we service them all.
There are many reasons why companies need medicals. One of the main reasons is to ensure your employees are healthy. Healthy workers are more fruitful than unhealthy workers are. It will also ensure that the employer is on the safe side of the law. Regular medical examinations save the company a lot of money.
There are several examples why it’s important to conduct medical examinations to employees as they start, let us take a driver for example. You appoint a driver to deliver goods on behalf of the company. Nobody knows that the driver has diabetes. Not many people know this, but diabetes can affect eye site. Worst-case scenario, the driver gets an attack while driving. This situation could lead to serious injury or even death. If there was no medical examination done, the employer can be liable. A basic medical examination can avoid this liability.
Long-term health damage can also cost the company a lot of money. If a person gets hearing loss because of their work, they can claim damages from the company. Detecting problems early can help the firm take reasonable steps. The fitness certificates can also act as proof in a hearing.
Managing the health of your employees is very important. It will ensure legal compliance and improve productivity. The Occupational Health and Safety Act of 93 require employers to look after the well-being of their workforce. Medical examinations are the first step to compliance. Most companies start with a baseline medical. It will give you a benchmark for future tests.
Our employee medicals are structured to assess whether an individual is capable, fit and can safely perform the requirement of their jobs.
Our qualified nurses provide employee medicals and screening tests intended to address the requirements of employers and staff alike.
Benefits of Workplace Medicals:
- Safer work environment
- Minimise workplace injuries
- Reduce company downtime
- Cut recruitment costs
- Decrease risk
Medical Examinations does not take very long. Depending on your needs, tests will take just a few minutes. We can do almost every type of medical checkups you need on-site. There is no location too remote or site to dirty. We know you cannot lose production to have medicals done. We go out of our way to ensure that production loss is minimal.
Many industries need regular medicals done. If you are not sure if you employees needs medicals done, please complete the attached form which will help you assess your employee’s needs.
- Construction Sites
- Manufacturing Plants
- Mining Sites
- Transport Companies
- High Noise Factories
- Spray Painting Operations
- Chemical Companies
- Food Companies, etc.
The above list is just an indication. The list is endless. All companies with a forklift or drivers must have medicals done. It broadens the list a lot. Each industry will need specific medicals done. Not all industries or sites are the same. Marpemed does sets that are specific to your industry.
For example – Medicals for Construction Workers – In the past, a medical certificate of fitness was only required for employees performing specific risk work such as working at heights, tower crane operators and mobile plant operators, however under the new Construction regulations, all construction workers need an occupational medical certificate of fitness specific to the construction job to be performed.
The aim of construction medicals is to ensure that an individual is capable of performing the required duties and tasks of the job. Effective Medical Screening can help to minimise workplace risk as the individuals are assessed in order to confirm their ability to perform the job functions safely and effectively. For example, people suffering from epilepsy may not work at heights.
Below is a list of the types of tests available. All our medical services are performed by qualified medical professionals.
- General Physical Screening
- Vision Screening
- Audiometric Screening
- Height, weight, body mass index (BMI)
- Lung Function Test
- Cardio Vascular Test
- Musculoskeletal Examination
- Drug Screening tests
- Fitness Certificate
- Employees working at Heights (Construction workers)
- High-risk employment
- Chemicals workers
- Food handlers
- Noise exposed workers
- Machine operators, etc.
The first step is a man job specification. We do medicals according to the risks employees endure. After completion of Man Job specification, we will be able to identify the need. Once we have a need, we can explain to you exactly what medicals you need.
We offer guidance and advice to companies. We do not want to waste your time with tests that are not vital.
Medical examinations for your employees do not cost much but not having the right paperwork will cost you a lot. The small cost of a medical check, you can get a lot of peace of mind. Always remember, a healthy worker is a productive worker. You will make every cent you spend on medicals for your employees. Do not wait until there is an accident or claim. Make sure you protect your company with this much-needed service. If you are unsure of what services you need, let us know. We will give you a free consultation.