Responsible for handling the challenges of workplace dust, noise or hazardous chemicals?
Your responsibility for Health Surveillance
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) there is a clear legal responsibility for employers to ensure that the health of their employees is not affected, to any significant degree, by the tasks they perform or the environment they are expected to work in.
Most often measures are put in place to minimise the risks to employee health found in the work place.
These hazards and safety measures may include such things as extractor fans where fumes are present, gloves and other protective clothing where chemicals are used, or ear protectors where there is excessive noise.
Regular Health Surveillance ensures that these measures are effective in protecting the health of your workers, and demonstrates your compliance to Health and Safety law.
How we help you with Health Surveillance
Heath in Action’s surveillance of staff exposed to hazards in the workplace will detect any employee who could be developing symptoms which may be attributable to their job role or working environment.
This early detection means that the problem can be effectively treated or prevented, and any issues be addressed in the workplace before they become a significant problem.
Regular, effective Health Surveillance delivers company legal compliance, fewer absence cases for you and a healthy and productive workforce, now and in the future.
That’s why we offer our Health in Action expert Health Surveillance service for HR professionals, H&S specialists or line managers like you, handling the challenges of workplace dust, noise or hazardous chemicals.