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Health firm launches night worker screening service
By: OH Assessment Ltd
A Surrey health business has launched a new night worker health screening programme. Aimed at businesses who have people working at nights, the service is designed to help employers comply with Working Time Regulations.
The Working Time Regulations 1998 specify that businesses who have staff working for three hours or more, between 11pm and 6am, must offer staff a health check. The checks are intended to ensure that working at night will not damage the employee's health. The checks must be offered on a regular basis.
Working at night can have a big impact on the body and upsetting natural patterns of sleep has been linked with increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. It has also been linked with breast cancer, although the evidence about the link is unclear.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) enforces the Working Time Regulations and HSE Inspectors have the power to enter any UK business premises at any time. As well as complying with health and safety laws, employers must also consider the Equality Act 2010, which specifies that businesses must consider reasonable adjustments if a disability affects an employee's work.
"Businesses can offer staff questionnaires themselves" says Magnus Kauders, Managing Director, Occupational Health Assessment Ltd (https://occupationalhealthassessment.com/
"Our new online service processes medical questionnaires and provides certification and advice on reasonable adjustments for businesses quickly and easily" he continued "it keeps employers fully compliant with the law and mitigates employment risks".
Occupational health exists to independently advise businesses, so they can identify, mitigate and manage any health risks. Online support for night worker health assessment is one of the easiest ways businesses can manage their risks and support the wellbeing of staff.
About Occupational Health Assessment Ltd
Occupational Health Assessment Ltd is a specialist medical business providing occupational health support for businesses nationwide. Becoming part of SETsquared in 2020, the business has grown rapidly to become a leading independent provider of professional medical services.