Are you looking after the well-being of your employees and the continuity of your business? After a free consultation we will provide advice and guidance on the occupational health surveillance services you should be providing within your organisation. Our advice will ensure your employees and your company is protected. If you’ve never provided hearing and lung function screening within your business, we can firstly, provide a benchmark. Secondly, conduct a screening to ensure you are legally complaint. We will help you notice early warning signs and protect against hearing and lung deterioration, and consequently, potential claims.
We provide vision screening to you and your workforce. In addition, we provide advise on your legal obligation. Also, we can offer consultative advice on preventative measures. In addition, we demonstrate how to ensure the continued health and well-being of your workforce.
We have specialist occupational health practitioners and physicians who can facilitate on-site and off-site clinics. Our specialists will manage your pre-employment assessments. This can be rolled out in line with your business demands. Our assessments can be conducted one-to-one, or as a professional paper based questionnaire for office based employees. Advice and guidance will be provided on all assessments. Furthermore, follow up case by case evaluations can be initiated where required. Contact us today for more information or to arrange a free consultation.
A comprehensive assessment can be provided for all employees who drive fork lift trucks. This assessment incorporates an vision screening, hearing test, blood pressure and urinalysis. All assessments are supported by reports to show legal compliance. Moreover, they can be completed on-site, on our mobile unit, at our offices or at an alternative location. Prohms are flexible to suit the demands of your business.
There are no legal requirements to undertake general health checks. However, regular health checks can contribute to the promotion and overall improvement of the health of your workforce.
Prohms take a holistic approach to general health assessments. For example, we include such checks as weight, blood pressure, past medical history and lifestyle. These checks are discussed and consequently, risk factors are identified and advised upon.
Organisations have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act to ensure a safe system of work. Ultimately, is implicit in this duty that the medical fitness of employees is a component of such a safe system of work.
Employers have duties towards their employees but employers also have a duty to ensure that the safety of third parties is not compromised. Therefore, the employer needs take into account the individual employee’s fitness. This is firstly in respect of those activities where an employee’s fitness may be likely to affect their own health and safety. Secondly, of those where it may affect others health and safety.
You must conduct pregnancy risk assessments for all new and expectant mothers. Pregnancy risk assessments should be initiated on receipt of written notice that an employee is pregnant, has given birth in the last 6 months or is breastfeeding.
Employers are required to take appropriate action to remove, reduce or control any risks highlighted in the pregnancy risk assessment. Prohms will conduct the pregnancy risk assessment at the employee's place of work. We will, for example, review job role and responsibilities, workstation and surroundings. In addition, we will review exposure levels for noise, vibration and COSHH, coping mechanisms and much more. Finally, the assessment will be supported a written report and professional recommendations.
The average annual cost of sickness absence in the UK is £6000 per employee. Simple steps can be made to improve sickness absence levels within industry. These can be highlighted through a quick and easy free consultation with one of our team. Contact us today for more information and to book your appointment.
Vibration from equipment and machinery at work can cause can cause long-term painful damage to your hands and fingers. For example, shocks and jolts from driving certain vehicles can cause musculoskeletal and upper limb disorders. Assessments help identify early warning signs. This means interventions can be quickly and affectively put in place to prevent further damage. As a result, this helps reduce sickness absence levels and associated costs.
Assessing your business for hand arm vibration is a straightforward procedure. If your results are satisfactory, annual surveillance is all that is required. Where further support is required, professional clinical advice and guidance will be provided on a case-by-case basis. Thus providing maximum support to your business and minimising disruption.
Prohms have a team of Vocational rehabilitation professionals (VRPs). They specialise in understanding the world of employment. In addition, some have a specialist knowledge of health/disability issues. VRPs assist those who firstly, have difficulties in entering the workforce. Secondly, those who have difficulties with their current jobs. Finally, those who are out of work but seeking help to re-enter employment.
Fitness for job assessments consist of medical, physical and psychological assessments. In effect, these assessments help determine whether an employee is fit to carry out the job they are employed to do. The employee will be assessed on the general capability. Accordingly, we will ascertain whether an employee is 'fit', 'unfit' or 'fit with restrictions' to conduct the specific tasks they are required to do. An occupational health report and appropriate recommendations will be provided inline with the medical assessment conclusion.
Medical assessments should be conducted on all employees. These will ensure they are fit to do the job safely and efficiently, without risking their safety and that of others around them.
Prohms work in line with best practice to support you in the drug and alcohol screening of your employees. We can offer advice and guidance on policies to suit your business. In addition, we support the roll-out of screening and retesting programmes.
Occupational health surveillance helps to identify early warning signs of work related ill health. Consequently, catching work related ill heath problems early means they are easier to manage. Therefore, such problems are less likely to develop into a chronic illness.
Employers are required by health and safety regulations to protect their workforce. For example, employers must limit employees exposure to noise, hazardous substances and effects of vibration.
An occupational health assessment will establish what type of surveillance you need within your business. Once established, Prohms can conduct the right occupational health surveillance to ensure your employees and your business are protected. This can be delivered in house, at one of our clinics or via our mobile screening unit.