Screening programmes

Not sure what Occupational Health Surveillance you require? No problem!

Not sure what health surveillance Because OccuMed has a long history of working across a full range of industries and business sectors our Occupational Health professionals are very likely to have previous experience working in your environment and therefore have relevant sector knowledge. Therefore we will be able to start advise you what is likely to be required and to explore any particular specific factors or exposures. From this discussion OccuMed could swiftly start implementing an appropriate Occupational Health Surveillance and Medical programme.

OccuMed in short, can help you with advice on what is required, frequency of Occupational Health Surveillance and how to implement such a screening programme.

 
The following examples to specific programmes:
  • Construction Health Surveillance & Medicals
  • Automotive / Bodyshop Spirometry, Health Surveillance & Medicals
  • SME Manufacturing Health Surveillance & Medicals
  • Using Vibrating tools - HAVS assessments
  • Food industry and food handlers
  • Oil & Gas workers

Occupational Health in Construction

OccuMed has a number of Construction company clients throughout the UAE and we have a lot of experience in delivering health surveillance & medical screening that is both flexible and convenient. Naturally all the elements of the health screening are designed to be compliant with HSE guidelines and the statutory requirements for health surveillance.

For most construction companies, their health surveillance requirements are very similar and we understand what is required. We have a standard Construction Health Surveillance medical which we can easily adapt to fit any particular variations and would be happy to discuss how we can match your exact requirements.

 
OccuMed typical Construction Health Surveillance & Medicals include a combination of:
  • Hearing tests – for those exposed to noise.
  • Spirometry / Lung-function – for those exposed to dust/fumes/vapours - i.e. respiratory sensitisers
  • Skin checks – for those exposed to chemicals / glues / (wet) cement - i.e. skin sensitisers
  • HAVS – Hand Arm Vibration – for those working with vibrating power tools
  • Plant Operator or Driver medicals – for those employees operating forklifts, cranes, dumpers, etc...
  • General Medicals - possibly for those working at heights or working in confined spaces

There are also other less common health surveillance requirements which are linked to specific exposures to certain health risks (i.e. those exposed to lead or asbestos ...)Simply let us know of any non-standard exposures and we can advise appropriately. To cover all the health surveillance elements (1-6 above) you would require approximately 1 hour per person. You clearly require less time for each element not completed. The combination of health screening / medicals will be depend upon the exact exposures for each employee and to what you wish to offer your employees over and above the minimum statutory health surveillance requirements.

Automotive & Bodyshop Health Screening

Bodyshop health surveillance OccuMed Occupational Health has a number of Automotive & Bodyshop clients throughout the UAE and we have a lot of experience in delivering health surveillance that is both flexible and convenient. Naturally all the elements of the health screening are designed to be compliant with HSE guidelines and the statutory requirements for health surveillance.

For most automotive centres & bodyshops the health surveillance requirements are very similar and but we recognise not everyone is the same so we would be very happy to discuss how we can adapt our standard Automotive & Bodyshop Health Surveillance & Medical service to suit your exact requirements.

 
Generally the main components of the health surveillance consist of:


Hearing tests – for those exposed to noise.

Spirometry / Lung-function – for those exposed to dust/fumes/vapours - i.e. respiratory sensitisers

Skin checks – for those exposed to oils / greases / adhesives - i.e. skin sensitisers

HAVS – Hand Arm Vibration – for those working with vibrating power tools

Forklift Truck Driver Medicals – for those employees operating forklifts

Isocyanate urinalysis - for those spraying isocyanate based paints.

 
Typically for
 

Mechanics we would look to complete hearing tests (especially where air-tools are used) & skin checks; possibly also a lung-function depending upon the exposure to engine fumes or similar. Bodyshop Operatives we look to complete hearing tests, lung-function tests, skin checks & HAVS screening.

  • We look at skin checks & HAVS (if they use powered polishers)
  • Casual Drivers we recommend regular driver medicals especially for those aged 60+
  • Forklift driver medicals & isocyanate urinalysis would clearly apply to fewer & specific employees.

The combination of health screening / medicals will be depend upon the exact exposures for each employee, so please contact us today to discuss your health surveillance requirements

SME Manufacturing Health Surveillance

Manufacturing health surveillance OccuMed involved with manufacturing in some aspect of their operations that give rise to some type of health surveillance requirements. Each and every one of those clients has slightly different environments, exposures, processes, etc.... However the main risks that require health screening are often very similar and OccuMed is very experienced in offering tailored health surveillance / screening services that are both flexible and convenient.

Naturally, all the elements of the health screening are designed to be compliant with HSE guidelines and the statutory requirements for health surveillance

Health Screening for SME Manufacturers

When you are considering what Health Surveillance & Medicals are required for manufacturing industries in general, the following represent common elements you need to consider providing:
  • Audiometric / Hearing tests - for those exposed to noise.
  • Spirometry / Lung-function - for those exposed to dust/fumes/vapours - i.e. respiratory sensitisers
  • Skin checks - for those exposed to chemicals / adhesives cement - i.e. skin sensitisers
  • HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration) - for those working with vibrating power tools
  • Plant Operator or Driver Medicals - for those employees operating forklifts, cranes, dumpers, etc...
  • General Medicals - possibly for those working at heights or working in confined spaces
  • Night-worker Assessments - for those employees working at night

There are also other less common health surveillance requirements which are linked to specific exposures to certain health risks (i.e. those exposed to lead, asbestos, other biological agents, cold/hot environments, isocyanates, etc...). We are happy to discuss any of the less common exposures & health hazards, so please just contact us to explore any areas of concern.

To cover all the health surveillance elements (1-7 above) you would require approximately 1 hour per person. Clearly if you only require one or two elements from the list above the time required will be proportionately shorter.

SME Health Surveillance Programme

OccuMed SME Health Surveillance service is designed to be convenient to engage, comprehensive in cover and to cause minimal disruption to production.

Also as part of our SME Occupational Health service we offer pre-employment / commencement health screening, ad hoc sickness absence referrals, general health advice and other services all on a pay-as-you-use basis, with no annual retainers.

Call us today to discuss setting up a SME Occupational Health Service.

Occupational Health for Schools, Academies & Colleges

OccuMed has a range of flexible and effective pay-as-you-use Occupational Health Services which have proved popular for educational establishments. OccuMed has a full range of Occupational Health Services for teachers but we have found the main services utilised are:

  • Occupational health for schoolsPre-employment Screening
  • Sickness Absence Services
  • Occupational Health Assessments
  • Case Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • General Support
  • Well-being Activities
  • Training Sessions
  • Other Programmes

All services are available as and when required and we are happy to set-up an option that best suits your circumstances.

For larger academies and colleges we would also recommend you consider having a regular scheduled service where by an Occupational Health Nurse Advisor visits on a set schedule (once a month, once a fortnight,.....) and tackles whatever issues are arising. This is an effective and value for money approach to tackling sickness absence issues especially when several hundred plus staff.

 

Call us today to talk through how we could help minimise teacher sickness absence.

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