Occupational Health Under COSHH
The Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations require an assessment of the risks, the determination of means for their control, monitoring the environment to ensure the controls are effective; and if there is any doubt of the efficacy of the control, conducting routine health surveillance.
Examples of this include but are not limited to :
- Lung Function Testing
- Skin assessments
- Vaccinations to help protect against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
- Health surveillance can be conducted either in your workplace or at our clinics in Glasgow City Centre.
Driver and Mechanical Handling Equipment Operator Medicals
A medical assessment to determine the physical and mental health status to help ensure drivers are healthy and safe at the controls.
Vision Screening Services
From the Display Screen Equipment Regulations (2001) employers should make vision screening available to their employees regularly to ensure their vision is adequate for the tasks undertaken. Workstation assessments complete the package of care for computer users.
Health Screening Services
Health Screening monitors the wellbeing of employees in the workplace and includes but is not limited to:
- Body Mass Index
- Urine analysis for the presence of glucose and protein
- Blood Pressure and Pulse
- Cholesterol checks
Lifestyle / health advice based on a needs assessment of the individual
Clinics can be carried out at our City Centre premises or on site.
Hearing Tests (Audiometry)
Useful in conjunction with a Hearing Conservation Programme and recommended by the Noise at Work Regulations. This test assists in the early identification of the irreversible damage to hearing caused by exposure to noise. Can also be used to identify new workers joining your company who may already have some hearing loss.
Lung Function Testing (Spirometry)
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999, lung function tests can detect early signs of lung damage before a serious problem develops.
Medical questionnaires, and if necessary examinations, help to ensure that those who join your organisation are fit to perform the tasks within their job description. We can also advise on your obligations under the Equality Act from a medical viewpoint.
The Working Time Regulations place a duty on employers to offer health assessments to night workers and identifies health issues which may interact with night working.
Sickness/Fitness to Work Examinations
Following an assessment, a report to the employer can advise on how best to manage the employee’s absence and where possible, rehabilitation back into the workplace from a medical viewpoint. The medical assessment will, where appropriate, address health issues that may come under the Equality Act.
Hand Arm Vibration Screening (HAVS)
This health assessment is aimed at employees who use vibration tools. For example drills, pneumatic equipment, power saws, etc.
We will also advise on any restrictions or alterations that may be required for those suffering from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome.
An effective instrument when used as part of a comprehensive Hand Arm Vibration Screening ( HAVS ) policy in preventing HAV Syndrome in the workplace.