Health Surveillance, Screening and Risk Assessments

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Health Risk Assessments

Health Risk Assessments are a fundamental legal requirement for businesses. Employers must assess all potentially harmful work activities and decide whether they are doing enough to meet their legal obligations. This is just a minimum requirement – if it is reasonably practicable to do so, employers should consider doing more than the legal minimum. It is a generally recommended that such assessments should be reviewed annually.


More information can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website. (


ROC Health carries out health risk assessments on behalf of our clients (covering both single and multi-site companies) and provides support to HR or Health and Safety teams charged with managing the process. We liaise with occupational hygienists, assess the need for Health Surveillance on the basis of the risk assessments, and help to build an occupational risk picture specific to the client company. We also provide advice during COSHH assessments.

Health Surveillance

Health surveillance is a system for conducting regular checks on workers to identify early signs of ill health. Regular health surveillance can be either a statutory or non-statutory requirement within a company and is sometimes necessary to meet UK legal requirements.

Health surveillance protects workers who are at an increased risk. It identifies work-related ill health at an early stage so that steps can be taken to treat a condition and prevent further damage, and gives early warning that protective control measures are no longer effective.

Depending on a clientís business, it may be necessary to conduct other health checks, including fitness-for-work checks for safety critical workers and general health checks for all workers.

ROC Health provides a wide range of health surveillance for clients, covering areas such as:

  • Respiratory Surveillance
  • Noise Exposure Surveillance (Audiometry)
  • Hand Arm Vibration Assessments (HAVS Assessments)
  • Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Biological Monitoring
  • Skin Surveillance (Occupational Dermatitis Checks)
  • Assessments for specific groups such as pregnant women
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