Occupational health surveillance services is a system of ongoing health assessments which measures the impact of work and the workplace on individual employees.
These occupational health surveillance assessments 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.
COPE has considerable experience in managing and delivering occupational health surveillance services.
The objectives of occupational health surveillance services are:
- Protecting you against claims for workplace exposure
- Meeting your legal obligations
- Detecting ill-health effects at an early stage, so appropriate action can be taken
- Confirming that workplace environmental control measure are working
- Getting a base line measurement for health to providing feedback data for the risk assessment process
- Providing data to help employers evaluate health risks
- Enabling employees to raise concerns about how work affects their health
- Providing an opportunity to reinforce training and education of employees (eg on the impact of health effects and the use of protective equipment)
COPE’s extensive expertise can help you identify what occupational health surveillance you require then build a cost effective programme that matches your needs.
COPE base our occupational health surveillance programmes on the HSE cycle.
Health Surveillance Cycle, Copyright HSE
Multi Disciplinary Occupational Health Approach
Managing employee health and wellbeing can be complicated. This is why COPE’s specialists aren’t just experts in occupational health but have a broad understanding of the range of disciplines involved in good health management, including occupational physiotherapy services, health and wellbeing and workplace ergonomics.
Contact us today for more details on how our Occupational Health expertise can help your business.