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; general wellbeing advice. In turn this can have a positive impact on morale and productivity.
Health surveillance, defined as an identified, risk-assessed need to monitor the potential for an identifiable disease and/or adverse effect associated with-related hazards and activities e.g. audiometry (hearing loss and tinnitus), lung function testing (occupational asthma and rhinitis), skin (dermatitis) and vibration (hand-transmitted and whole-body).
Examples of hazards include:
- Respiratory and skin irritants and sensitisers, in compliance with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) – which can cause such conditions as occupational rhinitis and asthma and contact or allergic skin response. Includes as applicable, lung function testing and skin assessment
- Noise – development of suitable audiometric health surveillance to detect early signs of hearing loss which may be due to work-related noise exposure
In compliance with Control of Vibration at Work Regulations (2005):
- Whole body vibration – for workers who drive or ride on vehicles, with potential health effects including low back pain and sciatica
- Hand-transmitted vibration – for workers who are likely to be exposed above the Exposure Action Value or are considered to be at risk for any other reason, to identify symptoms arising from potential damage to the tissues of the hands or arms (Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome or HAVS