Occupational Health Risk Surveillance Assessment

All employers are responsible for monitoring and acting on workplace health problems. Our Occupational Health professionals can visit workplaces and carry out a range of assessments tailored to the needs of different organisations. Using the latest mobile health equipment, they monitor employee health and identify adverse health effects resulting from the workplace environment.

What's included?

Occupational Health Risk Surveillance Assessment
Eyesight Tests to Occupational Health Standard
Conducted using an eye sight chart - this is to test whether the employee's eyesight is putting themselves or others at risk of accident.
Periphery Eyesight and Colour Blindness Tests
Conducted using colour blindness charts to ensure the employee is not putting themselves and others at risk - particularly whilst driving.
Hearing Tests
Conducted using hearing test software and noise cancelling headphones. This test provides hearing results taking age into account.
Lung Function Tests
Respiratory test using a digital spirometer to provide precise lung function results.
Skin Surveillance
Review of the skin, usually on the arms and legs, to consider whether the employee is having a reaction to something within the workplace.
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
Review of the fingers looking for signs of 'white finger'.
Musculoskeletal Review
Review carried out with the employee to consider whether they have any musculoskeletal issues and if that issue could have been caused by the existing or previous workplaces.
Blood Pressure Test
We believe that all employees should be offered a blood pressure test because it is one of the key health indicators (however this is not an occupational health test).
Medication Review
Review of the medication the employee might be taking in order to consider whether the medication might be causing unwanted side effects e.g. drowsiness at work.
Urinalysis for Protein, Glucose & Blood (optional)
Employees working at height should be offered a test for protein, glucose and blood to determine whether they are vulnerable to epilepsy or diabetes.
Occupational Health Questionnaire
This forms part of the results process and is completed during the assessment by the practitioner.

Online Occupational Health Support Service

Employers with our Occupational Health Risk Surveillance Assessments can use our Online Occupational Health Support Service. This service allows employers to contact our experts to discuss their workplace issue and receive advice about what action they may need to take. We provide advice within one working day on a wide range of workplace issues from employee absence, mental health and disability to workplace conflicts.

Occupational Health Management Referrals

If an employer requires greater Occupational Health intervention, we offer an Occupational Health Management Referral service for an additional fee. Following an agreed process, our Occupational Health experts talk directly to employees, providing advice and developing mutually beneficial solutions based on the latest legislation and organisational needs. This service is for existing clients of Health Shield’s Occupational Health Programme. Costs are on a case-by-case basis, so please contact us for a quote.

Costings
Number of employeesCost per dayTime per person
16 employees or morePlease contact us for a quote
Up to 8 employees£400 per day30 minutes
Up to 15 employees*£600 per day30 minutes
* A maximum of 15 employees can be assessed in one day.