Occupational health in engineering

Health issues in the engineering industry can be caused by:

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.

Free Health Risk Assessment

Start today and protect yourself and employees with a FREE health risk assessment
FREE

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 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.

occupational health in engineering
Services we provide
Sector specific guidance
Customer feedback
“I’d just like to say thank you one more time for everything that Team Peritus has done with us this year. All of the Occupational Health Technicians were superb. The work that Julian has done with us this year on isocyanates opening up a whole new sector of work, safely. We look forward to engaging with you all again next year.”

Managing Director, Manufacturing Company, Yorkshire

Contact us

At Peritus Health we’re determined to make the occupational health and hygiene process as easy as possible. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Ready to take the next step?

Start your application online

Request a callback

Let us call you

Chat to a specialist

Talk to an occupational specialist about your requirements

Call us on 01484 722 444

Speak with one of our specialists Mon to Fri 8am-5pm

Free Health Risk Assessment

We are here to make the occupational health and hygiene process as easy as possible.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news and updates straight to your inbox.

Expert help from Peritus

We are here to make the occupational health and hygiene process as easy as possible.

Request a callback

We are here to make the occupational health and hygiene process as easy as possible.

Chat to a specialist

We are here to make the occupational health and hygiene process as easy as possible.