1.3 million workers are currently suffering from work-related ill health (in 2016/17), which only goes to highlight the importance of implementing health surveillance in the workplace. Health surveillance requires a series of health checks over a prolonged period of time. These checks are only carried out after health and safety and risk assessments have been completed (and shouldn’t be in place of a risk assessment). Health surveillance (or occupational health surveillance) ensures that all the necessary measures have been taken to reduce the risk, so you can protect your employees to best of your ability.
Health surveillance is carried out in order to show that the measures you have in place to reduce risk are effective. Alternatively, if current measures you have implemented aren’t working, health surveillance can identify this and our team can help you put together a more comprehensive health surveillance policy, and implement measures that do work.
Health surveillance is required by law for businesses that expose employees to the following:
The HSE specifies that if you expose employees to hazards, you must reduce the risk as far as reasonably practicable. Make sure you comply by getting in touch today.
We provide health surveillance services in the following areas and the appropriate legislation is listed;
Health surveillance usually takes place on customer sites, making it most convenient for you and helps for us to fully understand your environment, and the risk this poses. The health surveillance process usually takes up to an hour.
You should minimise your risk of litigation by getting your employees to undergo occupational health surveillance on employment, and throughout their career. Our findings can help provide you with the reassurance that the measures you have in place to control risks are effective. We help you to put the right healthy surveillance policies in place to prevent repeated absences, helping you to increase productivity, and ultimately helps your employees to work better, healthier and more safely.
Get in touch to see how David Barber Occupational Health can help your workplace with professional health surveillance services.
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