When we say ‘health surveillance’ we don’t mean that 007 is going to follow your employees around checking up on them and making sure they are well enough to come to work. What we actually mean is that there will be a risk assessment carried out for employees, and from this assessment you can monitor or implement controls to reduce risks to them.
It’s really important for certain employees to have risk assessments carried out and ongoing health checks. If any of your employees are exposed to the following, then you should be carrying out health surveillance for them:
So, you’ve seen the list of things you need to watch out for when it comes to employee safety, but how do you know if these things are actually having an impact on them? There are assessments that can be carried out for each one. Have a look at the list
A risk assessment of work activities can identify whether health surveillance is a requirement and, this can be used to monitor how well the implemented controls are at controlling risk within the workplace.
Of course, there are other benefits of implementing pro-active health surveillance, including:
Bear in mind that health surveillance is legally required but should not be confused with:
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