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Occupational health and safety

Occupational health team

Occupational health

We are a SEQOHS (Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service) accredited occupational health service with a team of specialist occupational health nurses/advisers and physicians.  We have over 40 years’ experience in providing advice and support to both you and your manager to ensure your fitness for work, that your working environment is safe, and to maintain and improve your health at work.

We work in collaboration with moving and handling advisers, health and safety advisers, and physiotherapists, counsellors, as well as also offering a range of many other services

The range of services available includes:

  • Sickness absence advice
  • Pre-placement health screening
  • Assessment of fitness to work after an illness or injury
  • Rehabilitation following illness or injury
  • Confidential counselling
  • Immunisation for Hepatitis B, BCG, MMR. Registered Yellow Fever Centre
  • Advice on work-related health problems
  • Management of occupational exposures to blood and body fluids
  • Staff physiotherapy service
  • Help with quitting smoking
  • Workplace and Display Screen Equipment assesment
  • Audiometry for external companies
  • Spirometry/skin assessments for external companies
  • Lift Truck Medicals for external companies
  • Night worker assessments for external companies
  • Flu vaccination

Health and safety

  • Environmental assessment and monitoring
  • Help with risk assessment
  • Health and safety advice
  • Accident monitoring and investigation
  • Health and safety training

Moving and handling

  • Help with manual handling assessments
  • Moving and handling advice
  • Training
  • Advice on moving patients with complex conditions and bariatric patients
  • Advice on equipment
  • Moving and handling work place assessments
  • Assessment for those with musculoskeletal disorders

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