What is Health Surveillance
Health surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks. These health checks may be required by law for employees who are exposed to noise or vibration, ionising radiation, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air.
What can occupational health surveillance do?
Health surveillance can lead to many advantageous results for your business, most important among them is the following:
- Occupational health surveillance can detect ill-health effects at an early stage, so you can introduce better controls to prevent them from getting worse
- It can provide data to help you evaluate health risks within your business
- It will enable employees to raise concerns about how work affects their health
- It can highlight lapses in workplace control measures, providing invaluable feedback to your risk assessment
- It can provide an opportunity to reinforce training and education of employees (eg on the impact of health effects and the use of protective equipment)
Read more about health surveillance here: https://www.healthscreenuk.co.uk/health-surveillance/
Do I need occupational health surveillance?
The answer to this question can be found in your risk assessment. Hopefully, your risk assessment will have identified all of the hazards in your workplace, who is at risk and the measures you can take to control the risks. Where some risk remains and there is likely to be harm caused to your employees, you will need to take further steps. You should strongly consider occupational health surveillance if your employees are at risk from:
- noise or vibration
- solvents, dusts, fumes, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health
- asbestos, lead or work in compressed air
- ionizing radiation
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Healthscreen UK Ltd Process:
Quoting – During the quotation process, our sales team will receive all your hazards in order to recommend the correct surveillance. Once we have all employee numbers/shift patterns and full addresses we can then provide a quotation tailored to your requirements.
If the client would like to proceed with an on-site visit, a Service Level Agreement and Contract will be sent to the client with all agreed terms/conditions – once signed and returned the file will be passed to the logistics department to continue the booking in process.
If the client would like to proceed with an in-clinic visit the file would be passed straight over to our logistics department to continue the booking in process.
Logistics – Once the Service Level Agreement and Contract has been signed and received back at Healthscreen Ltd a provisional date will be sent over to the client. Once a date has been fully agreed by both parties a confirmation email will be sent to the client – this email will feature the first set of onsite documents including the blank daily timetable.
Within 2 weeks prior to the visit date, the remaining documents will be sent over to the client. This will include employee questionnaires and further information sheets. Completed timetables are requested if not already received along with a P/O number to add to our records.
Results – Within 24 hours after Healthscreen has attended site the results department at our head office in Hinckley will receive the results. All results go through a review process with our in-house nurse before any information can be released to the client. The results will then be inputted into an excel spreadsheet and sent to the client within 7 working days of Healthscreen attending site. The document will be password protected and sent via email along with the invoice and referral front sheets. All referrals are passed on to the referral department.
Referrals – Within 48 hours of receiving all information from the results team an email is sent over to the client explaining who needs to refer on to an OH Practitioner along with costs etc. If an employee wants to go ahead a consent form is provided to the employee to sign and return. Depending on the referral, provisional dates are sent over for a face to face assessment either on-site or in a clinic near the employee.
Once all dates are agreed and a confirmation email is sent to the client with appointment times and addresses as to where the referral is taking place. Once the referral has taken place the report is written up by the OHP and sent to the referrals department within 72 hours. The report will then be sent to the employee within 48 hours after. either at the same time as their employer, before their employer or not at all depending on the consent
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During all stages, full support and advice will be given as much as possible.
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