Advise for prospective employees who will undertake risk critical jobs or are exposed to hazards at work.

Face-to-face or paper screening pre-employment health assessments are advised for prospective employees who will undertake risk critical jobs or are exposed to hazards at work.

For example:

  • Vibration
  • Noise
  • Respiratory sensitisers
  • Skin sensitisers
  • Biological hazards

Paper screening, with follow-up telephone or personal interview (if required), by an Occupational Health Professional is suitable for many working environments.

Surveillance and screening includes:

  • Assessment of lead workers
  • Radiation medicals
  • Asbestos medicals
  • Hearing assessments – related to exposure to noise at work
  • Lung function – testing for workers exposed to substances that can cause harm
  • Hand arm vibration (HAVS) assessment for those employees who use vibrating tools
  • Skin assessments – to detect skin problems associated with exposure to chemicals and solvents at work
  • Night worker assessments
  • Fork lift truck drivers assessments
  • Vocational drivers (including HGV/PCV)
  • Video display unit (VDU) vision for individuals who work regularly with computers
  • Breathing apparatus health assessments
  • Confined space health assessments
  • Working at heights assessments
  • Urinalysis
  • Drug/alcohol screening
  • Blood pressure
  • Weight, waist and body mass index (BMI)
  • Vision colour screen
  • Blood tests for screening and biological hazards
  • Private vehicle contractors (PVC), larger goods vehicles (LGV), heavy good vehicles (HGV), vocational drivers.
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