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Hazardous Training

Volume 169: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if there are any obligatory medical checks on members of the forces before they take part in potentially hazardous training.

The PULHHEEMS system is the standard assessment of each individual's medical fitness for all aspects of service with Her Majesty's forces. Additional medical examinations are provided in specialised occupations such as pilots and divers.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if there is any limitation on the discretion of commanding officers regarding the hazardous nature of training courses for which they have responsibility.

Commanding officers are responsible for the health and safety of those in their charge and, in conducting training, they are required to have full regard to this responsibility and to the framework of relevant instructions, guidance and advice (including medical advice), while ensuring that training is of military value.