Health Surveillance Services


What is Health Surveillance?

Health Surveillance is used to monitor the health of individuals who have been identified as being at risk because of the task(s) they perform at work, the substance(s) they may be exposed to or the environment in which they work.  This will help to protect and promote the health of an individual by the early detection of any adverse health effects allowing prompt intervention.

Health surveillance screening may also be required to meet health and safety legislation appropriate to your work or exposure. This is often specified by your employer based on the hazards in your role and undertaken when you start employment, and regularly after that.

Health surveillance/screening may include

  • Audiometry (hearing)
  • Spirometry (lung function)
  • Dermatological assessments (skin)
  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
  • Biological monitoring for specific substances
  • Nightworkers
  • Driver Medicals
  • Food handling
  • Statutory examinations including those who work under the Ionising Radiation and the Lead Regulations

For more information about health surveillance, including employer responsibilities, please refer to

www.hse.gov.uk/health-surveillance