“We can are currently certified to BS OHSAS18001 and working towards migration to ISO45001: 2018. In line with our strategic direction, Safety Nett Ltd has developed bespoke Risk-based Occupational health services designed specifically to meet our business needs”.
For most businesses, especially small businesses, access toreliable medical advice on occupational health is verylimited.
What is Occupational Health?
Occupational Health is the promotion and maintenance of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations by preventing departures from health, controlling risks and the adaptation of work to people, and people to their jobs. The aim of occupational health is to prevent work-related illness and injury by encouraging safe working practices; monitoring the health of the workforce; and supporting the management of sickness absence.
How big is the problem? – Ticking health time bomb – Statistics from HSE
Around 13,000 deaths each year from occupational lung disease and cancer. 1.3 million working people suffer a work related illness. 80% of self-reported work related conditions are MSD’s or stress, depression and anxiety. Many more suffer life-changing illnesses. 23.5 million working days lost in the UK to work-related ill health each year. Economic cost of work related ill health, conservatively estimated at £9.3 billion.
What does the law say?
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the main body that regulates and enforces health and safety in the workplace and provides guidanceto both employers and workers to understand how to stay safe and maintain health in the workplace. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has identified two elements to occupational health for employers to concentrate on. The first and most important element is the effect of work on employees’ health and the health of others. This includes:
- identifying what can cause or contribute to ill health in the workplace (health hazards)
- evaluating / determining the action required to prevent people being made ill by work
- introducing suitable and sufficient control measures to prevent ill health
The second element is to make sure that:
- people with health conditions, or who have a disability or impairment, are not unreasonably prevented from taking up job opportunities
- people at work are fit to perform their required tasks, for example, by adapting work practices for people with health conditions such as asthma
How can Safety Nett Ltd help you with Occupational Health Management
From noise induced hearing loss, mental health, lung and musculoskeletal conditions to unhealthy lifestyles, Safety Nett Ltd will help you tackle the big health issues that can pose such a formidable barrier to productivity.
Safety Nett Ltd is an occupational health service provider based in Surrey, providing tailored occupational health service to employers. Safety Nett has over 10 years of experience in providing employers with Health Surveillance, Occupational Health Training, Safety Critical Medicals and more.
Safety Nett Ltd provides tailored occupational health services to employers, through a combination of Training, Safety, Environmental and Quality Consultancy Services. We collaborate with businesses to effectively manage risks to the health of workers through the provision of effective, safe, reliable and quality assured Occupational Health, and ensures workers are fit for work from the point of employment through to retirement.
Let us work with you to learn more about your business and your people. Our Occupational Health Services can be delivered through a tailored programme or delivered on demand as an ad-hoc service, starting with:
- Risk Profiling – what are your key health issues
- Occupational Health Needs Assessment
- Risk Based wellbeing approach
- Risk Management Assurance – including policies and procedures
- Health surveillance to check effectiveness of your risk management process