Occupational Health Screening, The Benefits
Posted By Kerry Budworth on 2016-04-16 15:42
Multiple benefits of health screening
An occupational health screening strategy and health promotion in your businness can be a very effective way of increasing employee morale. It can also benefit the business by reducing sickness and corresponding absence levels. Let's take a deeper look at what the benefits are.
Benefits for employers
Looking after the long term health of your employees is good business sense. Employees are the lifeblood of any company, their morale and health is important to the continuity and profitability of the business. HealthScreen UK have years of experience offering a range of health and wellness programmes to companies both large and small across the UK.
The benefits of providing health screening to your employees are as follows:
- Provides your employees with clear information about their health
- Raises health awareness in the workplace
- Gives you an understanding of your exposure to future health risks
- Allows you to encourage preventative action
- Decreases in absenteeism
- Increase in staff morale
Benefits for employees
HealthScreen UK provides a customised, state of the art health screening service, giving you complete control of your scheduling, the choice of testing and secure online access to your results. There are clear benefits taht are delivered to employees which include the following:
- It can help to identify any pre-existing health conditions they are unaware of
- It can assess their risk of developing different diseases
- It will provide advice on health and healthy living
The key is that your employees understand that early recognition of underlying health problems can contribute to better outcomes or even avoidance of those problems entirely.
Prevention is better than cure
The comprehensive Health screening undertaken can assess each employee’s risk factors for disease and screen for existing conditions. If appropriate we can also provide recommendations and lifestyle advice to employees so they can make informed health and lifestyle decisions.
Our service is nationwide and we can come to your workplace making it convenient for you and easily accessible for your employees. We have a range of health screening procedures which are designed to deliver a comprehensive overview of the health of each participant.
An on-site screening
Our screening programme is carried out by one of our qualified professionals at your premises, and provides you with an overall picture of your employees’ lifestyle, diet, fitness and general wellbeing. While the health screening is carried out on site, any blood tests taken are sent to an accredited laboratory for analysis. The results of the blood tests are sent back to us where they are combined with the other tests and reviewed by a specialist physician.
What is the process?
First we will discuss the different health screening options with you and find one that best meets your company needs. After the actual health screening options are decided on we will task one of our local occupational health Nurses or Doctors to fulfill the assessments. To begin the process you simply need to contact us and fill in an employee referral form. The appointment will be scheduled and once it is undertaken we will send a report within a couple of days.
If you require occupational health screening for your employees, call us on 01455 234 600 or contact us online now.