PME (Preventive medical examination)

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PME stands for Preventive Medical Examination. The PME is a collection of methods for protecting and promoting the working capacity and health of employees. We gear the contents of the PME towards the target group, the risks contained in the RI&E (Risk Inventory & Evaluation) and specific preferences.

The physical examination is always conducted onsite. We may use the Gezondheidsbus, our mobile testing and measurement laboratory.

The former PME, with its objective of “occupational health risks alone define the examination”, has been transformed into a PME with much broader departure points. Its primary objectives are:

  • The prevention of occupational illnesses and work-related conditions among individuals as well as groups of employees;
  • Securing and promoting the health of these individuals and groups of employees, relative to their jobs;
  • Securing and improving the performance and employability (revitalisation) of individual employees.

This means that, in addition to tools that assess work-related and general health risks, tools that provide insight into the vitality of employees are also used. And much more emphasis is placed on specific individual interventions and group interventions with the aim of improving the vitality and employability of employees. The departure point here is a significant vitalising role played by the employees themselves. Once the interventions are complete, verification tests can be conducted to measure the results of the interventions (reduced health risks, increased vitality and employability).

Adaptics distinguishes itself through its tailor-made approach, integral working method, thorough communication and project management, and execution handled onsite or in the Gezondheidsbus.

Testimonial from company employee, Monuta:

“To me, it’s a great idea to have an examination every three/four years to make sure that nothing’s wrong. That’s why I’ve signed up again. The examination went well. It was a bit stressful, which made it somewhat unpleasant. But it was much better than the previous, more amateur examination presented by the Health & Safety Service. The counselling I received in the Gezondheidsbus was excellent, and a lifestyle interview followed the examination.

“I obviously realise that there are some things that I could improve, but I often don’t feel like the extra effort because of my irregular working hours.”

 However, the examination pointed out that my cholesterol levels are too high and that my fitness levels aren’t good. So I intend to do more exercise and eat healthier food. Small things can help, like using a different brand of butter and walking or cycling more often. I thought that this was the end of it. But a few days later, I was told that my ECG results weren’t normal. It turns out that I have cardiac arrhythmia, even when at rest. I was referred to my GP who, in turn, immediately referred me to a cardiologist. Now, I’m going to need a coronary scan. If the results aren’t good, I’ll have to undergo an angioplasty. I’d been feeling tired, but though that ‘it’s just because I’ve worked so hard’. This has been totally unexpected, but it shows the importance of undergoing an examination from time to time. I recommend that everyone does this.”

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