Health Surveillance Within Your Business

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At OHBM we offer health surveillance programmes to help your business keeps its employees as healthy as possible. Health screening is important, because as an employer you have an obligation to ensure your business complies with statutory requirements like COSHH Regulations, HSE guidelines and more.

Why is health surveillance important for your business?

As recommended by the HSE you should screen individuals who are exposed through their work to known hazards. By doing this, you ensure your workforce stays fit and healthy, but ensure costs are kept to a minimum. Unnecessary screening means increased outlay for your business, and we are keen to avoid this.

When employees are fit and well they are more productive. When their employer takes and interest in their health, workers tend to feel a greater sense of well-being, and happier employees are great advocates for your business, allowing you to retain more staff.

OHBM’s health surveillance programmes

Our health surveillance programmes cover a wealth of potential issues, from hearing problems to lung-function tests. After a successful assessment, employees will be given a “fit certificate” which ensures your business is fulfilling its obligations to its employees and allows you to prove this to the HSE, or to your insurance company if it it required.

Our full list of programmes is as follows:

  • Audiometry (hearing tests)
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)
  • Hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)
  • Skin surveillance
  • Medicals for night-shift workers
  • Driver medicals tailored to drivers of fork-lift trucks, company vehicles and more
  • Medicals for those working in a confined space or working at height
  • Food handler medicals
  • Display screen equipment assessment (DSE) and eyesight tests
  • Asbestos and/or lead medicals with an HSE-appointed doctor

For further information about health surveillance programmes for your business, speak to the team at OHBM today.

OHBM At The CIPD Conference, Manchester

At Occupational Health Business Management, we were proud to exhibit at the CIPD Conference in Manchester on the 5th and 6th November.

The conference was a real success and we met some very interesting people there. Take a look at some of the images of our stand below:

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Thank you to all who attended CIPD Manchester

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to visit us at our stand, we’ll be seeing some of you again very soo. We’d also like to announce the winner of our prize draw.

Without further ado, let’s give a huge congratulations to…

Jessica Hannon, of Flint Bishop Solicitors

She has won an overnight stay at the Lakeside Hotel and Spa, on Lake Windermere, including a full English breakfast. Congratulations to her,  thank you to everyone who came to our stand and entered the draw.

Stay posted for information on our next conference.



A Professional Occupational Health Advisor For Manchester Businesses

If you’re concerned about the wellbeing of your staff but not sure how to implement an occupational health plan, rest assured at OHBM we offer a straightforward approach. Our occupational health advisors operate in the Manchester area and beyond, helping boost the productivity of your workforce.

It’s quite simple really, poor health and wellbeing amongst the workforce leads to staff that lack the motivation to do the job properly. They will have a lower level of output than happy, healthy staff and take more time off sick. Health problems like stress can cause severe issues in your business, and mental problems can lead to unhealthy practices such as binge drinking and overeating. Altogether, this can have a severe implications on your business’ bottom line.

At OHBM we make it our mission to help you tackle this problem. Our occupational health advisors have been operating in the field for many years, providing an expert approach to improving employee health and wellbeing.

We offer a variety of services, including:

  • Clear advice about how your business can work within government guidelines to improve employee health.
  • Ad-hoc information for senior management within office hours – just give us a call.
  • Stress management, sickness absence management, drug and alcohol screening and more.

Start the ball rolling today with a complimentary review of your workplace. Get in touch with an OBHM occupational health advisor here.

OHBM: A Trusted Occupational Health Service In Manchester

At OHBM we understand that as a company your staff are your most important asset. That’s why it just makes sense to take good care of them and their health and wellbeing. We help business and other organisations in the Greater Manchester area to boost the health and wellbeing of their employees, largely by focusing on prevention rather than cure.

Healthy, valued employees are proven to achieve more and show a greater level of loyalty to your business – plus, they are easier to manage than those who feel taken advantage of or uncared for by your organisation. This all affects your bottom line.

A US study found that factors as common as being overweight can have a detrimental affect on your workforce. On average a normal-weight man will miss an average of 3 days a year due to illness or injury, while an overweight or obese man will miss around 5 days. Absences increase as employees gain more weight.

Another survey found that “77% of employees stated “health and wellness programs positively impact the culture at work.”

When employees are healthy and cared for, they are more motivated in the work environment and less likely to take time off due to physical and mental health issues.

If you’re currently considering whether you can afford to invest in occupational health services, we would ask you to consider whether you can afford not to. The cost savings through a positive attitude to workforce health can be extremely great.

For further information about how OHBM has helped businesses large and small, in the Manchester area and beyond, take a look at our testimonials. Or contact OHBM directly to discuss how we can help promote health and productivity within your workforce.