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Health Screening For New Employees

Occupational Health

Health Screening For New Employees

What are New Employee Health Assessments

Employment health assessments (or Fitness for Work Assessments) are undertaken to ensure that an applicant is fit to perform the tasks for which they are being employed without risk to their own or to others’ health and safety. The assessments/medicals must be undertaken after offer of employment to comply with the Equality Act.

Carrying out employment health assessments will help you comply with The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and The Equality Act . There are specific legislation and Codes of Practice which require pre-employment screening for certain professions, including

  • teacher and those coming into regular contact with young persons under the age of  19
  • Health care professionals
  • Professional drivers (LGV, train, lift truck)
  • Food handlers
  • Confined spaces workers
  • Workers at Heights
  • Safety Critical Workers;

Paper based screening is normally carried out initially. If any medical issues are identified a telephone consultation or a face to face assessment will be arranged with a qualified Occupational Health professional. The occupational health professional will review the duties, risks and medical requirements for the role and whether the applicant has any medical issue that could be affected by the duties and risk of the job.

The OH professional will provide a report within 48hrs to the company on any recommendations, adjustments and/or work place modifications that could be taken to reduce the risk and put in place any restrictions for the applicant to be able to carry out the role safety.

Where can New Employee Health Assessments be Carried Out

As with most of our services, these can be at your workplace or our offices in Wootton Bassett. If it’s only a handful of people or individuals then our office works well otherwise it makes sense to arrange at your workplace.

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What is Health and Safety at Work?

Health and safety at work is a general term taken from UK health and safety legislation.Health and safety at work is a general term taken from UK health and safety legislation.

What are Offsite Occupational Health Services?

What are Offsite Occupational Health Services?

What are Night Worker Health Assessments?

Shift workers, particularly those who work at night, may be at risk of ill health because shift work can disrupt our body clock (by interfering with the production of hormones by the body), disturb sleep and cause fatigue.

What is a Lung Function Test?

Respiratory screening or lung function testing is just that, checking the function of the lungs to make sure nothing at work is reducing the employees function.

How to Report an Accident at Work

All injuries and incidents falling under the RIDDOR definition must be reported to the HSE’s Incident Contact Centre (ICC) either by telephone or online. The ICC will send the Incident Report details to the appropriate enforcing authority i.e. Local Authority or the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).

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