The only way to monitor the health of your employees over time is by measuring it. From a simple questionnaire to investigations such as audiometry and spirometry. Health surveillance gives you the essential information you need to make early interventions, or assess the effectiveness of those you already have in place. In short it provides you with a finger on the pulse of your organisation.
Health surveillance does not replace good risk management and the provision of effective control measures. However, it does measure how effective your management strategy is and ensures that the health of your workforce is not compromised.
In some cases health surveillance is part of a mandatory requirement such as working with Lead, Hand Arm Vibration (HAVs) or substances subjected to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations. In other cases it is simply good practice and illustrates a clear appreciation by management of its duty of care to its workforce. Done properly it's also cost effective.
Whatever your particular requirement we can tailor a practicable solution for your organisation.