Health surveillance allows for early identification of ill health and helps identify any corrective action needed. Health surveillance may be required by law if your employees are exposed to noise or vibration, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air. Health surveillance is a collective term to describe a variety of procedures, e.g. audiometry and lung function testing employed to detect early signs of work related adverse health effects.
As the employer it is your role and legal duty to ensure the health of your workforce in relation to any risk of or from exposure they encounter at work. RPS has significant experience in putting together health surveillance programmes and as your occupational health provider we will be able to help you prioritise and make decisions.
The health surveillance programme can be delivered either on site, using our mobile units or a combination of both options depending on requirements and facilities available.
RPS provides health surveillance to include (but not limited to):
Hearing tests / Audiometry
Hand Arm Vibration screening