Workplace Assessments

Dorset Occupational Health can carry out a full DSE assessment. The DSE assessment is particularly useful for people who might already be suffering from a health problem related to using a computer. These problems could be anything from back related problems to shoulder or arm problems.

A full report will be written, including appropriate medical advice and recommendations.

Health Surveillance and Statutory Medicals

Most businesses will require some health surveillance to ensure the health of their employees is monitored and protected whilst carrying out their duties. We currently provide spirometry and audiometry tests.

Lung Function Testing (Spirometry) tests are very convenient, simple to engage and cause minimal disruption; this onsite service includes provision of appropriate health questionnaires, spirometry test, report to management and referral or recall as necessary. Spirometry testing is compliant with the statutory Health Surveillance requirements as laid down by the HSE and the COSHH regulations for substances identified as respiratory sensitisers.

Audiometry testing is fully compliant with the statutory Health Screening requirements as laid down by the HSE and Noise at Work Regulations for those employees exposed to noise at work. Our hearing tests can be done onsite and will cause minimal disruption to your business.

Skin Surveillance: Skin checks should be carried out regularly on all employees who are using materials which could give rise to Dermatitis and other skin problems.

HAVS (Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome). Any employees using hand-held vibrating tools should be monitored for vibration exposure. If their exposure is likely to exceed either Exposure Action or Exposure Limit Value then they may require Health Surveillance.
Regular and frequent exposure to hand-arm vibration can lead to permanent health effects. DOH can advise on HAVS monitoring.

Pre placement / New starter Medicals

Our aim is to promote and maintain the health of all people at work so it can be vital to assess a prospective employee's fitness for a proposed job role in order to make certain that:

  • The Employee is for for the job role and will not be putting himself or others at risk.
  • Employees with pre-existing conditions can be suitably managed and the correct workplace adjustments can be made.
  • Baseline health surveillance can be carried out and the correct surveillance programme set up.
  • Compliance with 2010 Equality Act

We can paper-screen potential employees and give you the right advice regarding fitness for work and can follow this up with any required health surveillance and to carry out DSE and workplace assessments if required.

Forklift Truck Driver Assessment

The HSE advise that Fork Lift Truck driver medicals are carried out to ensure driver fitness in line with DVLA driver standards.

Good practise is to complete a forklift driver medical at the beginning of employment, at the age of 40 and regularly thereafter. Anybody over 65 is recommended to complete a driver medical on an annual basis.

Dorset Occupational Health can come to your site to complete forklift driver medicals to the standards laid down by the HSE. The service is very convenient and easy to complete and can easily be combined with a hearing test or other statutory health surveillance.

Night Worker Medicals

Annual Night Worker Medical Assessments are required under the Working Time Directive. We offer either a simple health questionnaire assessment or convenient on-site medical assessments. Dorset Occupational Health will arrange to come out to site at a time to best suit your requirements and minimise any disruption to your employees or production schedules.

Sickness Absence Management

DOH can help reduce the disruption, loss of productivity and general management time wasted dealing with sickness absence issues.

Following an assessment, a report to the employer can advise on how best to manage the employees absence and where possible, rehabilitation back into the workplace from a medical viewpoint. The medical assessment will, where appropriate, address health issues that may come under the Equality Act.

We can help facilitate a much faster return to work of your employee after a spell of sickness absence than would be the case if things were left to run their own course.

From our clients

"I am happy to confirm that our working relationship covers in excess of the last twelve years and I have always been very pleased with the standard of service that you have provided.
You have always understood the processes and occupational health requirements and this has ensured that we as a company fulfil all our statutory obligations."

  -Factory Manager, Arada Stoves