runel Occupational Health & Safety Services

Medicals and Screening

Employee Medicals, often required by law, will ensure placement of employees into jobs ensuring their health and safety. The range of medicals available include:  

Pre-employment and relocation

An assessment of the employee's health prior to the job offer being made to ensure safe placement. Usually carried out via a Health Questionnaire but where necessary, a face-to-face interview can be arranged (see also Disability Advice)

Senior Managers and Over-50's

A health interview and a range of screening designed to detect the early onset of medical problems.

Screening includes:

  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Count
  • Cholersterol
  • Liver Function

Other screening can be added as required (eg Prostate Cancer screening)

Night Workers

Screening as required under the Working Time Regulations 1998 to ensure the health and safety of night shift staff

Working at Height

Medicals to ensure that employees who work at height are medically safe to do so

Drivers Medicals

Medical to ensure employees are safe to drive as part of their job

Food Handlers

Medical and testing at pre-employment, following sickness absence and return to work from foreign travel to confirm that employees do not present an increased risk of causing contamination of food


Medicals to identify health problems at pre-retirement stage

Drug and Alcohol

Screening will ensure a compliance with road traffic and health and safety legislation. Identifying employees who are unfit for work will help to safeguard other staff and the public

To comply with legislation, an employer has a responsibility to undertake certain health surveillance. This surveillance will help to ensure that any control measures implemented to reduce the risks to health are effective. The following range of health surveillance can be undertaken as required:


Hearing testing carried out to meet the requirements of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 to ensure that measures in place to control employees' exposure to noise are adequate and effective


Lung Function testing carried out to meet the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 for employees exposed to substances known to pose adverse affects to the respiratory system

Vision Screening

Testing can be carried out on site to reduce the need to users to leave work to visit the optician unless it is identified that corrective appliances are needed

Hand Arm Vibration

Routine checks to identify the early onset of ill-health effects caused by the exposure to vibrating hand tools. Surveillance required by the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005

Skin Surveillance

Carried out for all those who work with agents that can have dermatitis effects to meet the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 to carry out health surveillance.


Routine checks to identify the early onset of musculo-skeletal problems