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:
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:
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:
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:
Revaxis (Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Hepatitis B full course
Hepatitis B booster
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.