Health surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks that are required by law for employees who are exposed to noise or vibration, ionising radiation, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air.
Our team provide our customers with a tailored and reliable Health Surveillance programme which allows your business to meet your legislative requirements and obligations under COSHH.
Health surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks and is important to help detect ill-health effects at an early stage (allowing employers to put in place more efficient preventative controls); employees raise concerns about how work affects their health; highlight insufficient workplace controls and/or the need to provide training to employees, e.g. on the impact of health effects and how they should use protective equipment.
However, it is not enough to simply carry out suitable tests, questionnaires or examinations. Employers must then have the results interpreted and take action to eliminate or further control exposure.
All results go through a rigorous process at our head office where staff interpret and recommend support where required.
Lung function testing (spirometry)
Hearing tests (audiometry – where workers are exposed to noise)
Audiometry - For many of our customers MKOH offers a convenient, nationwide on-site audiometry service. MKOH have fully portable audiometry equipment that can be used onsite at your company to test your staff’s hearing. This offers minimal disruption to the workforce and does not require any of your staff to leave the premises. Many of our customer utilise us to deliver statutory Audiometry tests on an annual basis. We can then provide them with a site and business report analysing the results with the business and identifying trends and areas of improvement required.