What is Health Surveillance? It’s a range of health checks that are assessed, then implemented on employees to ensure they are working safely and are fit for work. They could be pre-placement health checks or continual health checks.
Many factors can hinder an employee’s fitness for work. It may be that your business has specific legislation that requires explicit health surveillance - either pre-employment or whilst at work - especially those working with specified hazardous materials or in certain circumstances. Or you may just have a range of statutory compliance obligations that you must adhere to.
Assessing employee health & safety against risk
COSH (The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) requires an assessment of an employee's health and safety against a range of certain risks. These risks should then be controlled, monitored, measured & assessed, and, if appropriate, only a professional occupational health specialist should implement the necessary health surveillance.
At UKIM Occupational Health & Wellbeing, we can wholly manage your health surveillance employee programme to include new starters, leavers and those employees changing job roles.
We will provide a comprehensive review of your health surveillance and fitness for work requirements free of charge with our flexible Health Surveillance support tool to expedite early identification of ill health.
Using health surveillance to meet statutory requirements
Alan Ballard, Partnership Director comments, “Early ill health detection is paramount in ensuring employees are fit and healthy for work; while ensuring that the working environment poses no risk to staff. Our flexible model delivers health surveillance, fitness for work, and lifestyle assessments and advice; supporting your business risk profile and discharging your statutory compliance.“