If you work with asbestos, you face significant health risks and require a proof-of-medical certificate at least once every two or three years (depending on the activity’s risk). Our experienced GPs provide thorough medical assessments at a time that suits you without any waiting lists so that you can continue to work safely, free from any asbestos-related conditions.
The UK government introduced the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 after the European Commission ruled that the UK had not effectively implemented EU Directive 2009/148/EC. The regulations state that all workers performing notifiable non-licensed and licensed work with asbestos must be surveilled by a Doctor.
Depending on your profession and responsibilities, you need one of two types of asbestos medicals in the UK. You will need to consult the HSE guidelines to clarify if your work needs to be “licensed” on “non-licensed”.
Before the health concerns were known, many building materials contained asbestos, making it common in UK homes. Here are some typical asbestos-based materials that you may come across:
Asbestos exposure causes significant respiratory health issues, some of which can be fatal. There are four main complications:
These risks highlight why asbestos medicals are vital for protecting your long-term health.
If your medical shows any signs of an underlying condition, we can request further investigations from our Birmingham clinic for further diagnosis. You will have the results in no time, and then our experienced GPs can explain their ramifications and create a tailored treatment plan for you.
Your asbestos medical involves a general health check and a lung function test. It will last around 45 minutes and can be conducted at our clinics or on-site.
If you come for a licensed medical, our reception team will ask you to read and sign a collection of legal forms to comply with asbestos control regulations. At non-licensed medicals, we only ask you to complete a consent form.
After the medical, our physicians will sign a medical certificate as proof of the assessment that is valid for two years.
Dr Bhavik Patel completed his medical training in 2005 at the University of Manchester. Since 2012, he has been working as a GP partner in Leicester and has taught medical students at the local University. As a GP and Occupational Health Physician, he helps create safe work environments and assists with workers' health, conducting asbestos medicals at our clinics.
We understand that immediate medical attention and appointments are vital when your livelihood is on the line. That’s why we have zero waiting lists or will never ask for an NHS GP referral. You can simply book an asbestos medical appointment that fits your schedule; we can even conduct the medical on-site if required.
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We offer a comprehensive range of occupational medicals to cater to any need. Whether you are an employer obligated to monitor your employee’s health or a self-employed contractor who needs to prove their fitness to secure clients, we can help.
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