Workplace Assessments and Health Surveillance

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Workplace and Workstation Assessments

A workstation assessment (or workplace assessment) enables adjustments or restrictions to be made to support you.  Occupational Health advice may also be sought.

You will be asked to complete an online Workstation Training and Assessment as soon as possible when you join us.  This will highlight any problems that you may be experiencing and will either provide advice to you on what adjustments you can make and/or who to contact. It will also send an automated e-mail to the Central HS&E team with your workstation issues. The Central team will then either contact the relevant University DSE assessor and/or arrange to come to your workstation to determine what adjustments may be required.

If you need any additional advice your first port of call should be either your Service DSE Assessors or Area Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator (ASHEC) or for Faculties the Central HS&E team. 

Health Surveillance

Health surveillance is undertaken if your role requires you to work with specific hazards in the workplace, such as respiratory sensitisers or skin irritants/sensitisers.  We aim to ensure your safety, in accordance with statutory legislation for the protection of our people.

This may only involve the completion of a questionnaire or may include some specific testing, for example a lung function test.

The results of health surveillance programmes are provided to managers so that any failure in control measures can be rectified, but will not include your sensitive medical data.

This page was published on 3 May 2019