What is occupational health?

In the UK every year 170 million days are lost to sickness absence according to statistics published on the NHS website. The cost of this is level of sickness on the British economy is estimated to be around £100 billion every year, according to statistics published by the Government’s Black Review, which studied the health of the population at working age.


Occupational health advisors help you to keep your staff physically and mentally fit, allowing them to work more productively and take less time off due to sickness. The healthier your employees, the better your business performs. This is why an occupational health advisor is a vital aspect of your business.

Elements of your occupational health plan might include the following:

  • Eliminating health risks within your business
  • Ensuring you are meeting your statutory responsibilities
  • Providing health surveillance and screening facilities
  • Advice regarding long-term health problems
  • Reducing short-term sickness
  • Promoting wellbeing services in order to retain staff and boost productivity

OHBM helps businesses in a number of different sectors – from building sites to offices – to improve their business prospects through occupational health. If you’re still wondering “What is occupational health, and how would it work in my business setting?” contact us for further details.

Lack Of Effective Health Programs Costs £100billion A Year

Recent research has shown that the lack of understanding of effective health and wellbeing in the workforce is costing the UK economy more than £100billion a year. By tackling poor workplace health using more effective methods, the report says, the country could boost its GDP considerably.

UK productivity levels are at risk if companies ignore employee health, which could lead to a slower economic recovery for the country.

Of those workplaces that are looking into methods of effective health and wellbeing, too many are wasting their time and money on ineffective methods.

The study, which comes from the University of Salford and public health research consultants Caville Associates says that time and money is being wasted due to poor planning and execution of occupational health initiatives. This is despite the fact that there has been an increase in investment in workplace health over the last few years.

In answer to the problem, workplaces are being asked to form strategic partnerships to boost success rates of occupational health schemes. Asking advice from experts in the field such as OHBM, allows businesses to boost the success rates of their schemes by utilising the knowledge and experience of qualified industry professionals.

If you are seeking a way to implement a successful occupational health programme in your organisation, please speak to our advisers today. We offer free, impartial advice to senior managers, as well as a complementary analysis of your organisation, allowing you to make an informed decision.

OHBM Ltd & Brabners HR Forum Manchester – 2nd April



OHBM Ltd & Brabners HR Forum – Manchester


We’d be delighted if you could join us for our OHBM/Brabners HR Forum in Manchester on 2 April 2014


Our hot topic for this session will be: Staff health and wellbeing.  Come along, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience. Come along and find out the answers to all your difficult questions!


Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.


This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like minded colleagues.


Who should attend?

HR Professionals

Operations Managers

Event Details

Cost: Free – but advanced booking in required

Date: 2 April 2014

Venue: Brabners, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ



8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking

8:30am: Welcome and introduction

8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A

9:45am: Close



You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue.