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markva44  
#1 Posted : 05 June 2021 11:14:23(UTC)
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markva44

HI

We have a security guard at work, only 30 years old and he has had a implantable cardioverter-defibrillator fitted. What would a risk assessment involve? has anyone completed a R/A for this situation?

Thanks

peter gotch  
#2 Posted : 05 June 2021 12:57:08(UTC)
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peter gotch

Hi Mark

I would start by talking to the individual and asking them whether they see any need to treat them differently to any other security guard.

Then, do some research Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) | BHF

..and may be seek a medical opinion as to whether there are any extra things you need to do, or limitations on what they can do.

Might well be that the implant has in effect dealt with a problem that you might not have known about. Lots of people have lived and worked without any real problems with pacemakers fitted for decades. This seems to be a variant on the same principle.

P

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markva44 on 06/06/2021(UTC)
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