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What is an occupational health assessment?

Updated: Feb 27

At Insight Workplace Health our occupational health clinicians undertake a wide variety of occupational health assessments to ensure that employees are fit to undertake all aspects of their role in the workplace.

Our growing team of occupational health physicians, nurses, mental health practitioners, musculoskeletal specialists, clinical psychologists, neurodiversity, and display screen equipment (DSE) assessors are able to support employers with a wide range of physical and mental health issues in the workplace and ensure that where necessary any suitable adjustments are put in place to support your employees in their role.

The following occupational health assessments: audiometry, respiratory (spirometry), skin and hand arm vibration (HAVS) assessment are collectively referred to as health surveillance. These assessments are undertaken in one of our clinics or in the workplace and ensure that employers comply with the relevant legislation surrounding exposure to specific hazards and substances in the workplace, including: The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations (2002), The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005), Control of Vibration at Work Regulations (2005).

Other occupational health assessments: safety critical medicals and fork-lift truck medicals are recommended to assist employers in ensuring employees are fit to undertake safety critical work i.e. work in, on or around machinery or moving vehicles, working at height (WAH), confined space working, lone working and/or driving certain vehicles or plant etc. and operate fork-lift trucks.

Where an employer requires additional support to determine fitness for work, for example in relation to short or long-term sickness absence, for clarification about a pre-existing or new physical or mental health condition, or for guidance on helping keep an employee in work, a management referral, is undertaken.

To discuss your individual requirements for occupational health assessments please contact us here, you can also email us on or call on 01792 321010

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