Health surveillance allows for early identification of ill health and helps identify any corrective action needed.
Health surveillance may be required by law if your employees are exposed to noise or vibration, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air
Occupational Health is important for the following reasons:
• Detecting ill-health effects at an early stage, so employers can introduce better controls to prevent them getting worse.
• Providing data to help employers evaluate health risks.
• Enabling employees to raise concerns about how work affects their health.
• Highlighting lapses in workplace control measures, therefore providing invaluable feedback to the risk assessment.
• Providing an opportunity to reinforce training and education of employees (e.g. on the impact of health effects and the use of protective equipment).
Activities to monitor health where the effects from work are strongly suspected but cannot be established
• Workplace wellbeing checks, such as promoting healthy living.
• Fitness to work examinations e.g., operate cranes, forklift trucks or health assessments requested by night employees.
We work with a number of organisations that can assist to improving the health of staff through breathing exercises, Pilates, yoga, etc..
Safe Operating Procedures / Risk Assessments
Having Risk Assessments creates a strong and safe environment to work within. Every business needs to have Risk Assessments in place to avoid significant hazards.
The Risk Assessments should include all of the significant hazards that can occur and the harm it may cause to people and decide whether your organisation are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm in respect to the following:
– General Public
It is also important to regularly review the Risk Assessments to ensure they are relevant
Fire Risk Assessments
A fire related Risk assessment is essential to conforming to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. These Risk Assessments should concern all employees and any other people who may be at risk if a fire was to start.
If more than five people have been employed within the workplace, an assessment must be documented.
We will assist in carrying out the Fire Risk Assessment and present the findings for you in a clear format.
The Fire Risk Assessment may identify areas that require assistance, such
• Emergency (Fire) Plan – Sets out the Fire Strategy for the premises in terms of a Plan of the building, fire detection, fire suppression points, and exit routes, and detail how to evacuate in the event of an emergency
In the event of an accident or near miss occurring, we are able to come on board and evaluate why the accident or near miss occurred and put measures in place to try and ensure the accident or near miss does not reoccur.
Over the years the amount of prosecutions and fines relating to health and safety has increased, in extreme cases imprisonment has been issued. The penalty for not following the correct health and safety regulations includes:
• Unlimited fines.
• Bad reputation.
All employers have to make sure employees are protected and have a safe working environment to carry out their job.
All companies should have procedure for health and safety in place and it should be reviewed frequently.