We help employers & employees to understand the risks associated with their workplace & the actions they should take.
Health surveillance is an essential part of most Health & Safety plans in order to:
We provide a full range of health surveillance assessments either on or off-site, including:
Audiometry (hearing tests)
In addition to providing ear defenders, employers re now obliged to provide Audiometry to employees who are exposed to a risk of hearing loss from noise. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 gives more details. Speak to one of our advisors to arrange good quality assessment sessions at reasonable prices.
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) assessments
There are specific requirements of The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 for all employees exposed to hazards from vibrating tools. The first level of action could be carried out by 'paper screening' & we can provide this service efficiently & effectively. We can also help you to manage any employees with higher level symptoms.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) indicates that employees working with substances hazardous to skin must complete a questionnaire and undergo a clinical examination on a periodic basis. We can advise you how to apply this to your workplace. We can provide appointed doctors for those exposed to substances such as lead. We can also give rapid practical assessment & advice for any employees with skin related conditions.
Spirometry (lung function)
Employees working with dusts, fumes, vapours, paints etc should ideally have a lung test prior to any exposure. It is highly recommended that employers establish a baseline in order that the effects of pre-existing asthma or smoking are not attributed to your workplace & also so that the effectiveness of any control methods can be properly measured. We can also provide lung function reviews & advice regarding any abnormal results.
Other Statutory Medical Assessments
We provide a full range of statutory medical assessments including lead, ionising radiation etc. We currently work with a major client to provide a number of detailed medical assessments for biological agents.
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