Industry: Engineering Consultancy (Europe/Africa)
Employee Role: Manager – regular travel around Europe and Africa
- Periodic Fitness to travel and work abroad medical assessment
- Next day Bcerta was advised urgently by our Laboratory of blood glucose of 18.5 – diabetes undeclared by employee
- Against company policy, employee had travelled direct to Moscow
- Advised to go immediately to Bcerta provider in Moscow and have HBA1C test carried out – employee refused to get treatment whilst abroad
Risks to employee:
- Diabetic attack whilst abroad or on return flight
Risks to employer:
- Unable to carry out duties
- Bcerta was unable to issue Fitness for Duty certificate
- Invalid insurance as company policy was based on appropriate medical assessment
- Cost of medical evacuation
- Employee suspended and managed via 12 week programme to control blood and weight issues.
- On return employee did have HBA1C test – result showed employee to have level of 80 (normal range 24-53) and confirmed Bcerta diagnosis of Type II diabetes.
- Employees now under GP care to manage situation