Imperial Health at Work

Health Surveillance

Health surveillance is a term used to describe periodic health checks that are carried out on employees who are involved in activities that can have long-term effects on their health, or who are exposed to specific workplace substances. Common health effects can include irritant and allergic dermatitis, occupational asthma, noise-induced hearing loss and hand/arm vibration syndrome, although there are many other diseases linked to work.

We can help evaluate whether you need to introduce health surveillance, and can help you evaluate current or past health surveillance programmes. Our emphasis is on delivering the programme that is not over-invasive, time-consuming or costly but will still identify those employees who may have a problem relating to their work. Where possible, we will train your managers to implement as much of the programme as possible, thus saving your workers' time and saving you money.