Occupational health in education

Occupational health in the education sector is focused on:

Our fleet of mobile screening units are hygienic, spacious and fitted with an audiometry booth to promote an optimum environment for professional and convenient health assessments on your site. 

The vehicles and office-based clinics have been adapted to ensure a highest level of COVID security.

Our clinical teams are highly trained to perform, interpret tests and feedback immediately to your employees so they understand the value of their health check and can take proactive steps to manage their personal health.

Health Surveillance is required if:

  • Work is known to damage health in some particular way and it is reasonably likely that damage to health may occur under the particular conditions at work.
  • There have been previous cases of work-related ill health in the workforce/place.
  • There is a reliance on PPE e.g. gloves or face masks as an exposure control measure.

The need for health surveillance should be identified by your risk assessment process.

Examples of where health surveillance is appropriate under the criteria in COSHH Regulation 11(2)(b) are:

  • Where there have been previous cases of work-related ill health in the workforce/place;
  • Where there is a reliance on PPE, e.g. gloves or respirators, as an exposure control measure; e.g. printers wearing gloves to protect against solvents used during press cleaning, or paint sprayers using two-pack paints wearing respirators to prevent asthma. Even with the closest supervision there is no guarantee PPE will be effective at all times;
  • Where there is evidence of ill health in jobs within the industry; e.g. frequent or prolonged contact with water (termed wet-working) causing dermatitis in hairdressers and healthcare workers, or breathing in mists from chrome plating baths causing chrome ulcers in platers.’
  • We strongly recommend avoiding blanket screening for all employees as it can provide misleading management results and waste money that could be spent on improving controls.

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Tailored health surveillance and screening

Peritus Health Management is quality accredited to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine’s SEQOHS standards and provides appropriate and tailored fitness for work checks, sickness absence management and health surveillance and health screening at our site or yours including:

Peritus Health Management’s integrated approach to health risk management provides a comprehensive service managing all these areas competently and professionally.

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“We have found the service from Peritus to be flexible and reliable; they have covered our construction and manufacturing sites across mainland UK and in Northern Ireland. The nature of our business means we have many transient workers and as a result we often have to change appointments, locations and dates with little lead time, however, Peritus always manage to support our requirements and often assist us with scheduling appointments.”

Head of People Business Partnering, Structural Steel Company, North West Manchester

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