Bupa has launched mobile occupational health screening units for corporate clients in an aim to reduce working hours lost to travelling to medical screenings.
The unit vans, that replicate Bupa's static occupational health facilities, were initially designed for Bupa's client, Network Rail; they will now be made available to other companies later this year.
Standard medical tests will be carried out on the units, including height, weight, body mass index, vision, hearing, urine, drug and alcohol testing as well as tests for hand arm vibration and mobility.
Tracey Fletcher, managing director at Bupa Health Clinics, said: "We are pleased with the new mobile screening units. We can now take the units closer to employees.
"We are proud of our ability to meet clients' needs in this way and have already had interest from other companies who want to adopt this idea."
The first mobile unit was up and running in March in Llanelli, where it will be based for three months, visiting Cardiff, Newport and Shrewsbury. The second unit began operating in Perth at the end of March and will be offered to other clients during the year.
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