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Types of Occupational Health Assessment

Types of Occupational Health Assessments


There are many types of assessment that fall into the remit of occupational health. The table below outlines the most common typesof occupational health assessment and how we can support you.

If you have recomended to arrange an occupational health assessment, or you are not sure which type you require use the contact form (righthand side of page for computer or towards the bottom of the page for mobiles) or give us a call on 01793 852951 and we’ll be happy to help.

General Occupational Health Assessment

What is an Occupational Health Assessment

An Occupational Health Assessment is a consultation carried out by our qualified Occupational Health Professionals. The occupational health assessment is used to advise management on an employee’s health issues in relation to their work, and to make recommendations on reasonable adjustments that could be considered to ensure a safe/healthy working environment for that employee.

The term Occupational Health Assessment can cover many of the specialist health assessments listed below. If you are unsure, the best thing to do is call us and we’ll advise you. More about Occupational Health Assessments.

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Safety Critical Medical

What is a Safety Critical Medical

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employers have a duty of care to prevent the ill-health of their workers. This is relevant to those employed in safety-critical tasks such as construction, working at height and mobile plant operators. Safety-critical workers (SCW) should not be suffering from medical conditions or undergoing any medical treatment which could lead to a sudden loss of consciousness or incapacity, impairment of awareness, concentration, balance or coordination or significant limitation of mobility. More about Safety Critical Medicals.

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Sickness Absence Management

  Sickness absence management helps with identification of the real causes of the sickness absence so the route cause can be tackled, identify what reasonable adjustments can be made at work to allow the person to return in some capacity, co-ordinating the employee rehabilitation programme, helping the company tackle the absence and get the employee back to work quickly and safely. More about Sickness Absence Management.

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Pregnancy Risk Assessment

If you are notified that an employee is pregnant, breastfeeding or has given birth within the last six months, you should check your workplace risk assessment to see if any new risks have arisen. In many instances a pregnancy risk assessment for the individual will be required. If risks are identified during the pregnancy, in the first six months after birth or while the employee is still breastfeeding, you must take appropriate, sensible action to reduce, remove or control them. More about Pregnancy Risk Assessment.

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Display Screen Equipment and Workstation Assessments

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment or DSE) Regulations aim to protect the health of people who work with DSE. We can offer this as a computer based self assessment form or one to one workstation / display screen assessments carried out by a trained occupational health professional. More about Display Screen Equipment and Workstation Assessments.

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Advice on GP Fitness Certification

Safewell’s Occupational Health professional can provide guidance and support on GP Fitness notes. In some circumstances we can help the employee return to work with restrictions, reduced hours and or reduced duties. More about Advice on GP Fitness Certification.

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Accidents at Work

Our health and safety team can help you investigate accidents and identify root causes (immediate and underlying causes), which will be followed up with a written investigation with recommendations. More about Accidents at Work.

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Confined Space Medical

The HSE define a confined space as a place that is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby (e.g. lack of oxygen). More about Confined Space Medicals.

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Fork Lift Truck Health Assessments

The HSE “Safety in working with lift trucks” guidance (HSG6) outline guidance for forklift truck drivers to have forklift truck driver medicals at prescribed intervals. A good practice is to complete a forklift driver medical at the beginning of employment (or at least at the commencement of a driving role), at the age of 40 and regularly thereafter. More about Fork Lift Truck Health Assessments.

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Night Worker Health Assessment

Under the Working Time Regulations, night workers must be offered a free health assessment at regular intervals. Safewell can carry out a paper-based health questionnaire on an annual basis, and on-site face to face medicals as required. More about Night Worker Health Assessments.

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Executive Health Assessments

As with most of our services, these can be at your workplace or our offices in Wootton Bassett. Most Executive Health Assessments are carried out at our offices in Wootton Bassett. More about Executive Health Assessments.

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Work at Height Medicals

The HSE define Work at height as working in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. For example, you are working at height if an employee is working on a ladder or a flat roof, could fall through a fragile surface or could fall into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground. More about Work at Height Medicals.

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Driver Medicals

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. More about Driver Medicals.

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Ray Hurst
October 16, 2018

President of IOSH 2008, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

I am pleased that you are helping dispel some of the dafter myths that surround OH&S (a passion you and I clearly have in common) and the item clearly indicates that as with so many of our professional colleagues you are not about stopping fun on the pretext of H&S. It is only with the help of people such as yourself that we will eventually get the message across that OH&S is about bringing (as you so aptly put it) purpose and value to peoples lives

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