We provide a range of tests for those working, or applying to work, within the Fire Service and Emergency Response areas. Candidates will be assessed to the required standards relevant to the particular job. Testing may include audiometry (hearing test), spirometry (lung function test) and eyesight test as well as fitness testing e.g. Chester step test.
We provide this assessment according to the Road Safety Authority of Ireland (RSAI) Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines (Group 1 and 2). Testing includes eyesight, hearing, general health, any injuries/disabilities as well as general medical conditions.
(This is a clickable link to the D501 Medical Report Form. You do not need to bring this with you to the assessment, but we do advise that you read through it before booking your assessment.)
Candidates are assessed according to the guidance contained in Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s Marine Notice No. 38 of 2014, Annex C: Medical Standards.
Applicants should be at least 16 years of age and must produce personal and photographic identification. In addition, we provide a full eyesight test, hearing test and colour vision test, as well as a medical assessment.
This Certificate is valid up to a maximum period of 2 years or 1 year for seafarers under the age of 18.
Candidates are assessed against the current standards for OGUK certification for offshore work. Assessment will include shoulder width measurement. This licence is then valid for 2 years.
As a HSE approved centre, we are able to provide a Health Clearance Certificate to applicants who undergo a medical assessment as well as EPP (Exposure-prone Procedures) testing, if required.
According to the HSE guidelines, An Exposure-prone procedure is an “invasive procedure where there is a risk that injury to the worker may result in the exposure of the patient’s open tissues to the blood of the worker”.
Examples of these include procedures where the worker’s gloved hands may be in contact with sharp instruments, needle tips or sharp tissues(bones/teeth) inside a patient’s open body cavity, wound or confined anatomical space where the hands or fingertips may not be, at all times.
Our assessment will indicate if the applicant is fit for employment, cleared or not cleared for EPPs, and the timescale for any further testing required.
Analysis of the exposure and effects of toxic agents and other environmental hazards to assess the likelihood of adverse effects to the health of employees.
This is applicable to helicopter pilots and passengers, and potentially Offshore and Seafaring workers. In this assessment, the width of a persons shoulders is measured, and if larger than 55.9cm (22”), they will be classified as Extra Broad(EXR).This restricts the seats you’re permitted to sit in and can mean that you won’t be allowed on certain flights. It is worth noting that anyone who hasn’t had their shoulder width measured is classified automatically as Extra Broad(XBR)
While TB(Tuberculosis) tests are not used as general population screens, if an individual is at a high risk for TB exposure they may require a TB clearance certificate.
Candidates may undergo a number of routine TB tests including:
IGRA(Interferon Gamma Release Assay): A blood test which finds out whether or not you have been exposed to TB.
Mantoux test: The Mantoux test or PPD test, is a skin test, in which a small injection is administered to the surface layer of the skin, and the result is read 48-72 hours later. The mark or small bump is not permanent and typically goes away within a week or two.
BCG vaccine: The standard vaccine against TB, typically administered to healthy babies as close to the time of birth as possible, it can also be administered to at-risk adults who do not have TB and have not been previously immunised.
Depending on the destination, a medical exam for a visa application or for pre-employment clearance in another country may be required.
We provide pre-employment, random and for-cause drug of abuse testing.
We provide pre- and post-travel consultation for adults travelling to all international destinations.