Health Screening

Health screening is concerned with fitness for work.

1] Pre employment assessments

We undertake pre employment screening by questionnaire. This includes a question set which can be tailored to your specific requirements. It includes an assessment of disability enabling the employer to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. We subsequently provide a certificate indicating fitness to work, or a recommendation regarding adjustments that may need to be considered to enable the person to work.

2] Vision Screening

We are also able to undertake vision screening tests for occupational activities including Display Screen use and inspection work.

3] Food handlers

Regulation:- Food Hygiene Regulations 2006

In line with the Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 it is necessary to ensure that food handlers are aware of the importance of hygiene standards and how this can impact the workplace as a whole. We are able to check the overall health of food handlers using a detailed questionnaire, followed by medical checks of the mouth, ears, hands, nails, urine and blood pressure.

Following this examination we provide a certificate of fitness, followed by any advice to the employee and employer. We are able to provide this service as part of annual health screening, or following a period of sickness.

4] Night Workers

Regulation:- The Working Time Regulations 1999

Workers are eligible to certain entitlements in line with The Working Time Regulations 1999. These regulations state that night workers must be offered a free and confidential health assessment before undertaking this type of work and on a regular basis. The Working Time Regulations describe a night worker as an individual that regularly works at least three hours a night.

We are able to provide employees with a detailed questionnaire specially designed for nightworkers, from which our trained nurse’s will be able to give advice to both employees and employers followed by a certificate of fitness.

5] Confined Space Medical Examination

Regulation:- Confined Space Regulation 1997

Working in confined spaces can be dangerous therefore it is important for employers to protect employees in this working environment. The HSE states that a number of people are killed or seriously injured in confined spaces every year in the UK, either from working in them or rescuing someone from them.

A confined space can be any space which is enclosed where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous conditions such as lack of oxygen. It is the law to ensure that those working in confined spaces are safe to do so. We can undertake a full assessment which includes:

  • Hearing Test
  • Vision Test
  • Lung Function Test
  • Aerobic Capacity (Chester Step Test)
  • Certificate of Fitness
  • In other instances we are able to undertake a more limited assessment followed by a certificate of examination.

6] Health Promotion

We are able to provide health screening in support of health promotion activities in the workplace. Our Mini Health Screens are popular with employers and employees alike.

7] Mini Health Screen

Typical Mini Health Screen includes:

  • Height / weight for Body Mass Index
  • Blood pressure
  • Urine test
  • Vision screening test
  • We can add other tests such as hearing, lung function and blood tests such as cholesterol if required.

8] Fit to work medical/ Safety critical medical

Fit to work medical/Safety critical medical are relevant to those carrying out critical tasks. This medial will assess the individual’s fitness for work by ensuring they are not suffering from any medical conditions or undergoing any medical treatment which could affect their health and safety.

Health surveillance includes:

  • pulmonary function test
  • skin examination
  • HAVS T2
  • Audiometry

General health questionnaire includes:

  •  height
  • weight
  • BMI
  • blood pressure
  • urine test
  • musculoskeletal assessment
  • vision screening

Selection of health and wellbeing leaflets (Health Record + Certificate of examination) Carried out by:

Occupational health nurse