Health Surveillance

Health Surveillance including Periodical Health Assessments

Employers have a duty to carry out health surveillance where any employee is at risk from certain hazards. By identifying the risks and the target group, Clarity Healthcare can outline the expected outcomes and carry out appropriate health surveillance, analysing the data collected for cause and effect in relation to the risk factors.  Detecting early signs of work-related ill health could significantly improve levels of absence and productivity. 

Hazards include:

  • Asbestos and lead
  • Work in compressed air
  • Ionising Radiation
  • Working in a noisy environment
  • Work with vibrating tools or equipment
  • Diving
  • Nightshift work

Health Surveillance assessments you may require:

Forklift Truck Medical Screening - many employees driving Forklift Trucks will require Occupational Health FLT Medical Assessments; this will ensure medical compliance with the Workplace Transport Safety Regulations. Clarity Healthcare  Limited include audiometric testing in line with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.

Lung Function Testing - using Spirometry will be required under the COSHH Regulations by employers who have employees working in an environment where they may be at risk from respiratory diseases; from for example - dust, chemicals, smoke, mists, gases, vapour, etc.

Audiometric Testing - employees working in noisy environments where the Health & Safety Executive Noise Regulations apply under the COSHH Regulations, will require regular hearing tests to monitor their hearing and reduce the risk of suffering Noise Induced Hearing Loss. [NB - a baseline Audiogram should be taken routinely prior to commencing employment. This gives the company an employees hearing ability at the outset of employment rather than part way though or at the end when the employee may well believe the damage was caused during employment.]

Hand Arm Vibration Screening (HAVS) - employees who work with vibrating tools including power tools, will require regular HAVS screening under the COSHH Regulations.

Night Shift Worker Health Screening - employees working night shifts will need to be offered an Occupational Health assessment under the Working Time Directives. This will determine fitness to work night shifts and highlight adjustments that may be required.

Display Screen Workstation Assessments - these are still often referred to as VDU assessments and are regulated under the Display Screen Equipment Regulations (1992, revised 2002). The Workstation Assessments will be required by the majority of employees, including home workers, who use computers, laptops and cctv's for a part of their working day.

Skin Health Assessments - may be required under the COSHH Regulations for employees working with certain chemicals, dusts and gases.

Contact Clarity Healthcare to discuss your specific requirements


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