Pre dating checks legal
Another reason is to create a "baseline", says Dr Martin Hogan of occupational health and hygiene consultants, Employment Health Advisors."This allows further testing, such as hearing tests to compare to a previous example, but also of course it will protect the company in the event of litigation in cases where someone had a problem pre-dating employment," says Hogan.
Keep in mind that this may change from place to place, since not every country has the same rules.
Common names for suck items include "Checks", "Tokens", "Tallies", "Motties", "Pins", "Tickets" or "Passes". Although most of them are less than 100 years old their are still several types for which the original purpose or method of use remains unknown. Pit checks were produced in a variety of different materials and designs.
In the following brief description they will be referred to by one of their more common titles, i.e. Although the vast number of such checks emanate from the coal mining industry they were also used in some metalliferous ore mines and some stone quarries. However, in common most normally bear hand stamped identification numbers in the centre of their obverse fields.
Pit checks are one of the most commonly encountered forms of mining memorabilia.
Possibly the earliest true colliery checks (lamp or possibly even time checks) know of are those used at Elsecar Low Colliery in South Yorkshire. These earliest known checks are of a brass embossed design and are unusual (although not unique) in that they bear a date in their legend.