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Pre placement screening gives the employer the opportunity to ensure that the proposed employees health and fitness meet the demands and risks of the intended job role.
Our Attendance Management service provides employers with the service and strategies you need to monitor and manage health and attendance, promote wellbeing at work, and reduce the impact of sickness.
Assisting employers with the provision of a flexible Drug & Alcohol screening service to meet their recruitment, random testing and incident related requirements.
Workplace Assessments help the employer gain practical recommendations to facilitate the employee to continue in work safely and with a reduced risk of aggravating any symptoms.
Employee Health & Wellbeing initiatives assist employers in encouraging their employees to address lifestyle issues such as stress, physical inactivity, weight, healthy eating, alcohol or drug abuse, back care and smoking.

 

“Fit to work” or “fitness to work” is a medical assessment performed to assess whether an employee can safely carry out a specific job or task. The medical assessment determines if an employee is medically fit to undertake the job or task they have been employed to do.

Fitness to work assessments can be tailored to any job role where there are specific risks, the most common fitness to work assessments are listed below:

  • Forklift Truck operator
  • Confined space
  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Night worker
  • Drivers
  •  Lead worker
Health surveillance is about systematically monitoring and watching out for early signs of work related ill health in employees exposed to certain health risks or hazards. It involves putting in place certain procedures to achieve this outcome

Health surveillance aims to:

  • Detect adverse health effects at an early stage
  • Prevent disabling illness/disease
  • Assist in the evaluation of control measures
  • Protect the health of your employees
  • Support employers in complying with their legal obligation

 

Caer Health Services undertakes a variety of health surveillance assessments, some examples include:

Audiometry: Implementation of Hearing Conservation Programmes– under The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

Spirometry (lung function testing) – under The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)

Skin Surveillance – under The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) assessments – under The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005,

Lead – under The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002.

Asbestos – under The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

Ionising Radiation – under The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000.

Immunisation against vaccine preventable infections in the workplace can be an essential component of your risk management strategy in compliance with control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH regulations).

Immunisation is only required if your workers can be reasonably expected to be exposed to infectious diseases in their everyday work.  Typical examples include:

  • Grounds men.
  • Sewage Workers.
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Laboratory staff.
  • Animal Handlers.
  • Those working overseas where some vaccine preventable infections are endemic.

 

In this type of work we can all be subject to risks, many of which can be minimised by protecting your workforce through a vaccination programme.  If a risk is known the employer needs to take suitable precautions which may include vaccination.

Our range of vaccinations available include:

  • Typhoid
  • Revaxis (Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria)
  • Varicella
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Hepatitis B full course
  • Hepatitis B booster
  • Hepatitis A
  • Seasonal flu vaccinations

 

We have Specialist Nurses who can deliver a workplace vaccination and recall system where vaccination forms part of your risk management strategy.

If you are unsure whether vaccination is appropriate, we have experts who can discuss your risk assessment.  In particular to cover the nature of the organism the person is potentially exposed to, potential transmission, infection routes, control measures and personal protective equipment.

Having an effective vaccination and recall system means one less worry for workers exposed to vaccine preventable diseases and your employees will know from the outset of their employment that you take their health, safety and welfare seriously and you understand your statutory responsibilities towards them.