Health screening or surveillance means looking out for any early signs of work-related health problems in your employees, particularly those who are exposed to certain health risks.
My Occupational Health has more than 15 years experience in this specialist area, especially in the geographical areas of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and London. Different types of screening have been carried out within a wide spectrum of businesses, including mass production bakeries, paper mills, the nuclear industry, police services, the NHS, small garages and medium-sized manufacturing industries.
Some forms of health surveillance are required by law, such as hearing tests; others are carried out as good practice, such as a pre-employment health assessment to determine fitness to work within a specific role. Surveillance can often be a simple paper assessment of skin damage on hands for hairdressers or mechanics, or a respiratory questionnaire to ascertain any breathing problems from substances your employees work with.