Health surveillance is the process of monitoring the health of employees exposed to specific health risks during the course of their work. Employers need to provide surveillance to demonstrate that they are meeting their duty of care for their employees. some of the Test an employer needs to conduct are Baseline Medicals or Exit Medicals or Pre-empoyement Medicals which comprise of Audiometry Tests, Urine Analysis or Urine Testing, Vision Testing which can be done using Keystone Vision Testing, Lung Function Test or Spirometry.
Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) states that employers have a general duty of care to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all their employees. Health surveillance is about having procedures in place to detect work-related ill-health at an early stage and acting on the results (HSE, 2005).
Employers have a duty to reduce, so far as is reasonably practicable, the risks to the health and safety of employees and others who may be affected by work activity. The employer needs to identify hazards and assess the risks. Adequate risk assessment will identify significant residual risk to health even after reasonably practicable control measures have been applied. Employees need to understand their role and responsibilities for health and safety; this includes their responsibilities within a health surveillance programme.
Occupational health focuses on the protection and promotion of the health of workers by preventing and controlling occupational diseases and accidents. The aim is to eliminate occupational factors and conditions hazardous to health and safety at work. A suitable health surveillance programme aims to prevent ill health rather than cure it.
Our Health Surveillances
- Audiometry Medicals
- Confined Space Medical
- Display Screen Equipment
- Forklift, Mobile Plant and Company Driver Medicals
- Hand Arm Vibration Testing
- Healthy Worker Medicals
- Lung Function Test
- Baseline Medicals
- Night Shift workers Medicals
- Post offer medical
- Construction worker Medicals
- Safety critical worker medical
- Exit Medicals
- Vision Testing
- Working at height Medical
OUR FULL MEDICAL EXAMINATION COMPRISES OF
· Medical and occupational history questionnaires
· Physical examination screening which includes
· Urine strip test
· Height, weight and BMI
· Blood pressure and pulse
· Blood Glucose
· Keystone– vision screening
· Audiometry-Hearing Test
· Spirometry – lung function test