Health Surveillance

An integral part of the workplace

Health Surveillance is an integral part of the workplace. It is set up to protect both Employers and Employees. It is about systematically watching for early signs of work-related illness. Many companies confuse Health Surveillance with Health Promotion or Health Checks.

Health Surveillance is about putting in place systematic, regular and appropriate procedures to detect early signs of work-related ill health among employees exposed to certain health risks and acting on the results. 

We work closely with clients to develop and implement programmes of health surveillance in accordance with their specific requirements.

We operate with complete transparency and offer a 24 hour, 7 days per week service throughout the UK.

We pride ourselves on our first-class service and approach, person-centered delivery and the value we place on our clients.

Our Programs

  • PTS Medicals including drug and alcohol testing
  • Safety Critical Medical
  • Fit for Task 
  • Fork Lift Drivers
  • Night Worker Assessment 
  • Confined Spaces Assessment 
  • Working at Heights 
  • SPT Medicals
  • Sickness Absence Medical
  • Annual Health Surveillance 

Service Requirements

Annual Health Surveillance incorporating Pre-Employment Occupational Health Checks to include but not limited to:

  • Audiometric Screening
  • Initial HAVS Screen
  • Spirometry (Lung Function)
  • Skin Assessment

The following would also be offered at health surveillance stage:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • BMI
  • Blood Pressure
  • Visual acuity
  • Colour vision
  • Range of Movements
  • Cognitive Test
  • Urinalysis

To include but not limited to:

  • Neurological disorders and cardiovascular disorders
  • Diabetes, Epilepsy and Psychiatric disorders
  • Renal and Respiratory disorders
  • Sleep disorders and Visual disorders

These items covered within the questionnaire are standard conditions which could prohibit driving.

Why the need for Employee Health Surveillance?

What are the benefits to the employee?

Assess the employees’ fitness for work,
Monitor their health at work,
Assist with identification of potential health problems before they become chronic,
Check the effectiveness of current control measures,
Provide feedback to the organisation and
Identify and protect the health of individuals at increased risk.

What if a problem is identified?

If problems are identified, referral for further assessment will be made, as appropriate, to the individual’s General Practitioner.

What are the benefits to your organisation?

  • Compliance with health surveillance requirements within Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Enhanced health and well being of the workforce leading to increased productivity.
  • Potential reduction on insurance premiums.
  • Reduction in sickness absence.

It is always important to remember that your employees are your most important asset. A healthy workforce leads to higher morale, greater productivity and reduction in sickness absence

For many situations at work, regular medical examinations are legally required. The most common risks at work are:

  • Noise
  • Hand / Arm Vibration
  • Computer work
  • Skin
  • Lung

The HSE requests regular surveillance medicals when Workplace Exposure Limits are reached, as detailed here.

We serve the full of the UK

Appointments are available at our offices in Ayrshire or we offer a UK wide service, visiting your premises. By using an onsite service. The loss of productivity in your organisation is minimised. By promoting health surveillance, morale in the workplace is increased and statistics have shown that sickness absence is reduced.

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