Appointed Doctors


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If employees work with specific hazards under certain conditions they will be required to undergo what is known as “statutory Medical surveillance” by an appointed doctor.

The specific hazards are:
• Ionising radiation
• Lead
• Asbestos
• Specific Chemicals
• Work with compressed air

The conditions are outlined in the following regulations.
• Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999
• Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
• Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
• Work with materials containing asbestos – Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
• Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended)
• Work in Compressed Air Regulations 1996

The purpose of statutory medical surveillance is to identify the early signs of potential health problems caused by the work they are doing and provide advice on whether further exposure to the particular hazard is appropriate.

The medical will need to be carried out by an appointed doctor, who will make you aware of any issues so you can review your risk assessment as appropriate, to ensure risks to your employees’ health are properly controlled.

If you need an appointed doctor, you can search online for a list of Appointed Doctors in your area.

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