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We are working on the Power Projects our role is to erect Sub-Stations, Transmission lines & handover to organisation such as States Electricity Boards, Power Grid etc. on PAN India basis. We work as contractor to them & on completion of project we move out.
Is it compulsory for medical check up under the act. pl. guide
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Checked the BOCW Act , there is no specific provision for medical check up of workers under the Act. However, there is a general clause that under Section 40, the appropriate government can make provision for:
(t) maintenance of medical facilities for building workers; &
(u) any other matter concerning the safety and health of workers working in any of the operations being carried on in a building or other construction work.
So it has to be checked up with each state rule on the position in this regard.
But by the way, why not free regular medical check up every year of all workers at your project sites as part of your social responsibility. The benefit would far outweigh the meager cost involved in it. Moreover it will show your genuine labour welfare concern for the poorest section of society.
Dear Mr. Kulkarni,
There is Central Act and under the act every state is required to frame rules and establish Board etc.
Only Act will not give you details. You are required to follow state rules.
So you need to follow rules of each state of when you are working in that state.
Medical examination of workers is required under Maharashtra BOCW rules.
Please see rule No.223 It gives all details of which employees are required to undergo Medical examination. It includes Construction workers, Crane Operators,Tra nsport equipment / vehicle drivers.
The record of medical examination is to be maintained in register in format XII attached with the rules as per Maharshtra BOCW rules.
Are they required to undergo medical examination every year? Please check with respective BOCW rules
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