The Occupational Health Service supports the aims of the University's Strategic Plan to sustain a healthy and safe place to study by promoting wellbeing in its broadest sense.
Occupational Health is about how the working environment can affect an employee's health and equally how an employee's health can affect their ability to do their job. The emphasis is on preventing ill health at work and promoting good health.
Referrals of employees to the Occupational Health service must be made by the manager by completing the form provided
Aims of the Service
- Promote physical and mental health and wellbeing
- Enable the rehabilitation of employees returning to work following ill health
- Assist employees to achieve good health by providing health advice and support
- Prevent employees from becoming ill as a result of the work they do
Activities Carried out by Occupational Health
- Health assessments and fitness for work advice
- Pre employment health assessments
- Advice regarding work place adjustment as a result of disability
- Advice on ill-health, sickness absence or ill-health retirement
- Surveillance of employee's health in relation to their work e.g. hearing tests for those exposed to excessive noise levels; lung function tests for those who work with respiratory sensitisers
- Specialist advice on Display Screen Equipment assessments
- Health education and promotion activities such as well person screening, life style checks and promotion of national and local campaigns e.g. help and support in relation to giving up smoking, alcohol awareness, exercise etc
- Liaison with outside agencies e.g NHS, local wellbeing groups, Access to Work
- Provision of work related travel advice in the UK and overseas and also for student placements
ConfidentialityAll consultations are strictly confidential. The Occupational Health Service is subject to a range of statutory provisions to protect confidentiality and prevent the disclosure of sensitive medical information.
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