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Appointed doctor
Domain: Health and safety at work => Professional figures and company committees
Grammatical category
Noun phrase
Grammar notes
Medical doctor registered with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and employed directly by an organisation or contracted to them. Alternatively, a Medical Inspector working for the Employment Medical Advisory Service of the HSE may be used.

Duties of appointed doctor Appointed doctors shall 1) conduct initial medical assessment of at-risk employees and subsequent medical surveillance at intervals of not more than 12 months and post-exposure, as appropriate;
2) certify whether in his/her professional opinion employees should: be allowed to do certain work; only work under specified conditions; or be suspended from work liable to expose them to health hazards;
3) inspecting the workplace and health record of employees, as appropriate;
4) determining and supervising other health surveillance;
5) maintaining suitable medical and health records.
Definition source
Jones 2003; adapted from Reg. 11 of The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Guidance on Health Surveillance 1989; and Reg. 10 of The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
European legislation
Directives 89/391/EEC, 80/1107/EEC, 78/610/EEC
British legislation
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Relevant doctor
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