We work with our clients to assist in reviewing site specific health-related hazards, in order to establish a prioritised health screening and health surveillance programme, which meets statutory requirements.
We carry out our clients’ health screening and health surveillance requirements on site in a cost-effective manner, incorporating the relevant aspects for each employee within an holistic health assessment.
Our thorough approach to the health screening and health surveillance process includes health promotion e.g. musculoskeletal health, postural awareness and general wellbeing advice. In turn this can have a positive impact on productivity.
Health screening is the process of evaluating the employees’ health status against recognised guidance for working with specific hazards and requirements.
Examples include, as applicable:
- Driving – health-related aspects of management of occupational road risk. Includes those who drive for and at work e.g. car, van, fork lift truck (FLT), as well as high mileage drivers of large goods vehicles (LGVs): to assess factors such as reduced cognitive function e.g. due to medication; physical and mental health problems; vision and daytime sleepiness risks; all of these factors may increase the risk of an accident.
- Manual handling, awkward working postures and repetitive work – identification of musculoskeletal and related issues
- Working at heights – identification of medical conditions or health issues which could result in injury to the employee or others while working at heights e.g. through risk of falling
- Confined space – identification of medical conditions or health issues which could expose the employee to a higher degree of risk or result in injury to themselves or others while working in confined spaces e.g. breathing issues, heart conditions, epilepsy or musculoskeletal problems
- Lone working – identification of medical conditions or health issues which could expose the employee to a higher degree of risk while working alone
- Night working, in compliance with the Working Time Regulations (1998), a health assessment offered to night workers comprising a health questionnaire and if necessary, subsequent health assessment
- DSE use – musculoskeletal health-related questions incorporated as applicable in to health screening; workstation assessments and DSE assessment training can also be arranged