Working at Height Medicals

heightPeople work at height such as Industrial Abseilers, Riggers, Rooftop workers or telecoms engineers may require a medical to check their fitness for their specific role.

ToHealth can provide these medicals also known as Working at Height Medicals from our clinic near Waterloo station in London. These medicals are designed to detect and assess any medical conditions that may compromise safety by creating a risk of falling or sudden incapacity requiring rescue and assure capability for regular climbing of vertical ladders and for working in hot and/or confined spaces. Together these ensure an individual’s fitness to work within the wind turbine environment.

What tests are in a Working at Height Medical?

Following the assessment a certificate will be issued. The test combines the following as part of our examination process. Additional services are available on request.

  • Completion of health questionnaire
  • Height / Weight / BMI
  • Blood pressure & pulse – particularly looking for an irregular pulse indicating and underlying condition
  • Urinalysis for blood sugar and protein
  • Lung function
  • Hearing test
  • Vision test
  • Musculo-skeletal movement
  • Step test

Working at Height Medical FAQ

1Do I need to bring anything with me to the appointment?
You will be required to bring along photographic identification and ideally we would like you to arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment time. You should also bring with you a record of any medications you are taking in regards to pre-existing medical conditions.
2Where will my medical take place?
Your medical will take place at our London Waterloo Clinic which is conveniently situated right next to Waterloo train station. The address is 41 York Road, London, SE1 7NJ
3How long will the medical take?
The medical should take around 75 minutes to complete, we work on a timed appointment basis so you will be seen on time and can plan your day without the worry of delays.
4Are there any conditions which cause me to fail?
If you suffer from vertigo or acrophobia, have impaired limb function or are dependant on drugs or alcohol, you will not be passed fit. Other medical conditions or medical treatments which are likely to cause giddiness, fits or blackouts or which result in impairment of mobility or concentration will cause you to not be certified fit to work at heights.
5Do I get my certificate on the day of my appointment?
Yes, as long as you are deemed fit by the doctor conducting your medical. You will provide you with the certificate at the end of your appointment to take away with you.
6How often should I be assessed?
Normally you should be assessed before starting work and annually thereafter. The assessor may decide to issue a certificate of a shorter duration for a specific clinic reason and recommend increasing the duration of your assessments.
7How do I arrange an appointment for a medical?
The easiest way to arrange an appointment is by calling our bookings team on 0333 335 9866 or by using our contact us facility on our website –