What is health surveillance?
Health surveillance is an ongoing, repeated health assessment programme to assess workplace risks and detect any ill-health in employees caused by their work.
The purpose of this is to catch work-related illness early before it develops into long-term health concerns, as well as offer employers actionable advice to minimise any further health hazards and risks.
Some of the health surveillance assessments we can assist with:
Health risks that require health surveillance include environments where there are sustained and increased risks caused by:
|• Manual handling
• Working at height
• Repetitive tasks
You are also legally required to provide special health surveillance medical checks for certain hazards such as:
• Ionising radiation
Why is health surveillance needed?
As an employer, under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, you have a duty of care to protect your workers from getting hurt or ill through work.
In high-risk industries, safeguarding the health of your people isn’t simply good practice; it’s a legal requirement, despite any control measures and practices you may have already put in place to minimise risks.
How can we help?
Occupational Health specialists Maitland Medical and Soma Health (part of Doctors Clinic Group) use a consultative approach to discuss what kind of health surveillance is relevant and appropriate for your team.
We can help put your mind at ease. For you, our detailed reports provide feedback about actions you may need to take to support and protect your employees’ health and wellbeing. For your team, it allows them to raise concerns you may otherwise not know about.
Health surveillance is in place to protect you, your team, and your business.
Why choose us?
Whether you’re looking to change from your current occupational health provider or want to expand your health and wellbeing offering – we’re here to help.
With decades of experience in the occupational health industry and having worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including education, manufacturing, cosmetics, automotive, and more, we are leaders in the field of occupational health and health surveillance.
We pride ourselves on working very closely with clients through a consultative approach, allowing us to provide a service that is tailored to your unique business needs.