Are you protecting your employees with Health Surveillance?
If your employees’ health could be affected by their work then you need a health surveillance programme. Health Surveillance is a way of checking for early signs of work-related ill health and some health surveillance is required by law.
Uncertain as to the legal requirements of employee health surveillance?
Perhaps you’re not exactly sure what type of health screening you need for your business, after all each business is slightly different. You may need professional guidance to help ensure you comply with the regulations and provide the right health surveillance for your workplace?
Make certain your health surveillance is adequate?
Whatever the work or the environment WorkFuture’s professional health advisors will make sure you have the right health surveillance for your business. Our health professionals will work closely with you to develop a bespoke, risk-based health surveillance programme
A typical health surveillance programme might involve some of the following.
- Vision screen
- Skin surveillance
- Hand Arm Vibration
- Night worker questionnaires
- Fork Lift truck medicals
- Working at height
- Confined Spaces Medical
- Food Handler Medicals
- Breathing apparatus
Ensuring a cost-effective health surveillance programme
WorkFuture has a track record in providing cost-effective health surveillance. We will not only ensure you get the health surveillance your business needs but our dedicated on-site team will minimise any impact on production and as well as inconvenience to your employees.
To organise health surveillance for your workplace
- Speak to one of our friendly members of staff to enquire about health surveillance
- Let us know what health surveillance you require
- We will provide a convenient date for on-site health surveillance
- Our Occupational Health Nurse and all the necessary equipment will be provided.
- Health Surveillance reports and results will be provided
Find out more with our Health Surveillance Guide
Employees working in an environment where they may be at risk from respiratory diseases such as occupational asthma due to dust, chemicals, smoke, gases, etc will need breathing tests as required under the COSHH Regulations 2002. The breathing test or spirometry should be done at the start of their employment and at regular intervals thereafter.
Now known as HAVS. HAVS is a term which refers to a range of problems in the hand and arm and includes carpal tunnel syndrome and vibration white finger. Employees who work with vibrating tools including power tools, will require regular HAVS screening under the Management of Health & Safety At Work Regulations 1999. Employees will need an initial screening and an annual screening thereafter. As there is no treatment for HAVS it’s important to identifying symptoms early to prevent the problem getting worse.
Employees working with certain chemicals, dusts and gases may be at risk from occupational dermatitis. Under the COSHH Regulations 20002 employees should have skin assessments and be referred to an OH professional if they have skin problems.
Health surveillance is the regular monitoring of an individual’s health status. Many work related health issues such as hearing loss are not reversible or treatable and preventing the problem is the only solution. Health surveillance provides the employee with a baseline measurement so any changes that might occur afterwards can be measured and steps taken to reduce any further exposure.