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Occupational Health

Occupational health is a multifaceted discipline, and that’s where HR First’s intervention is key- identifying and engaging the right services swiftly and seamlessly to address the need.Occupational Health

Good occupational health practices work to underpin and complement the Company’s health and safety practices.

Occupational health services are used to analyse and examine existing work practices to ergonomically review and if necessary redesign work methodologies and systems to ensure the exposure of workers to hazards hazardous to health are minimised.  Workers are often monitored as part of a health surveillance programme, to identify and monitor for symptoms of diseases related to exposure to occupational hazards and to identify any patterns of symptoms.

Our HR consultants work closely with the occupational health team to obtain medical reports to support workers returning to work following a period of long term absence due to ill health.  A key component to a successful and productive transition back to work for the employer and employee is the design and planning of a suitable a back-to- work plan.  Occupational health plays a pivotal role advising on the reasonable adjustments to work practices and places for workers protected under the Equality Act (Disability).  To support the back-to-work plan medical reports from the worker’s doctor or our Company doctor may need to be requested to ensure that the company is appropriately guided in the arrangements the Company put in place and those arrangements are not to the detriment of the worker’s health.  Such actions the Company can use to demonstrate its actions to protect the health of individuals and to minimise risk.

Occupational health services are regulated by a range of bodies depending on their area of expertise. All our occupational health services are licensed by the relevant nationally recognised regulating body for their field of expertise.

All our occupational health specialists have extensive practical commercial experience of finding solutions in a variety of contexts.