Health surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks. These health checks may be required by law for employees who are exposed to noise or vibration, ionising radiation, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air.
Health surveillance is important for:
Risk assessments should be used to identify any need for health surveillance. Health surveillance should not be used as a substitute for undertaking a risk assessment or using effective controls.
Health surveillance does not reduce the need to eliminate or manage health risks.
Criteria for conducting health surveillance includes when:
Statutory Health Surveillance provided by Health Matters includes:
Employers often choose to incorporate Fitness to Work Assessments within Health Surveillance programmes, examples include:
We can make recommendations and create a Health Surveillance programme based on the specific needs of a business. Depending on the size and requirements of the business, periodic Health Surveillance programmes can be carried out on site or within one of our regional clinic locations.
We will deliver clear and concise management advice, helping your organisation safeguard its most valuable resource.
Please contact us for further information.