Health Surveillance Legislation
Some health and safety regulations require employers to provide health surveillance for their employees. A lot of organisations do not realise that Health Surveillance Screening may be required to meet UK and European health and safety legislation appropriate to your work or exposure.
Health surveillance is about systematically watching out for early signs of work-related ill health in employees exposed to certain health risks. Health surveillance requirements are often identified through Risk Assesments of particualar hazards. If the measures that you have taken to control the risk do not eliminate the risk, surveillance may be required. It can be undertaken when employees begin employment, and regularly after that. It may include:
Statutory Examinations including those who work under the Ionising Radiation and the Lead Regulations
Health Surveillance Examinations for employees exposed to particular hazards which may include Spirometry (breathing), Audiometry (hearing), Dermatology (Skin) and Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
For more information on the occupational health services that Working Well can offer, and to ensure that you are meeting your legislative requirements, please call us using our contact details above.