Know the Law
Under domestic law (the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974) employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees and others. This responsibility is reinforced by regulations. Our medical professionals can help you to meet the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) standards for the required health screening of employees.
Health surveillance means having a system in place within the working environment to look for the early signs of ill health caused by substances and hazards at work. After ensuring that you have the proper exposure controls in place, specific screening will allow us to look further into the health of your employees. This in turn helps to address the impact of the working environment before it becomes a serious, and potentially expensive, health problem.
Where Do I Start
As a quick and easy starting point, we can offer a general health surveillance self-declaration questionnaire to cover the main areas of HSE requirement. For example, your paper assessment could include HAVS tier 1, noise at work, respiratory and skin condition questions.
Performing paper assessments as a first port of call saves you downtime and money because you won't be booking in every worker for a full face-to-face appointment.
Once fully completed by your employees, the questionnaires are then reviewed by our medical professionals for evidence of any issue or potential problem. If an issue is noted, our operations team calls back and ensures that the appropriate medical appointment is booked promptly.