Health Surveillance Policy

Health & Safety

Health Surveillance Policy

Health surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks that may be required by law for colleagues who are exposed to a number of hazards such as noise, fumes, dust, biological agents, and other substances.

Health surveillance is important for a number of reasons, including detecting ill-health effects at an early stage. Risk assessments can be used to mitigate and identify this, and should include effective controls to manage health hazards, enable colleagues to raise concerns, and provide data to help managers evaluate health risks.

Actions

  • Familiarise yourself with the new Health Surveillance Policy
  • Complete risk assessments ensuring health hazards are included where required
  • Identify employees or work activities that may require health surveillance

Contact Occupational Health Service and/or the Corporate Health and Safety team for further advice and guidance.