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Confined Spaces

The last in our series of health surveillance assessments looks at workplaces where there is work carried out in confined spaces. A confined space is an area or environment which is substantially enclosed (although not always entirely) where injury can…

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Our Mission is Your Vision

It goes without saying that our ability to see and navigate the world around us is a fundamental part of our every lives. In the workplace, it is no different. Loss of eyesight is often overlooked as this process can…

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In the Heights

Working at Heights Working at height is commonly defined as any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. This remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities…

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FLT Medicals

Every day, on average, three people are seriously injured and/or hospitalised in incidents involving forklift trucks. Employees required to operate machinery such as forklifts may work in a fast-paced environment alongside many other individuals operating similar machinery. Employees operating such…

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Skin Surveillance

Employees who work in hazardous or high-risk environments who may be exposed to residual risk of harm from hazardous substances should have regular Skin Surveillance screening as part of their workplace’s ongoing Health and Safety program. Skin surveillance may also be appropriate…

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HAVs

Hand-arm vibration assessments (HAVs) are required if an employer’s risk assessment identifies that their employees are exposed to such vibrations through power tools or heavy machinery, where there is a reasonable risk to their health. PPE should be provided to…

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…and breathe – Spirometry testing

...and breathe - Spirometry Testing Breathing problems or lung damage can result from exposure to various substances hazardous to health in the workplace such as dust (pesticides), gases (chlorine), fumes (from the manufacturing of plastic), mists (from spray paints) and…

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Listen here…

For those individuals who are exposed to noise in the workplace (85dB or above), it is essential that regular Health Surveillance and Audiometry screening is carried out as part of Health and Safety legislation. This is to make sure that…

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If the face fits

With lockdown restrictions being lifted and more normal working practices resuming, it’s time to turn attention to some more specialised organisational practices. If Respiratory Protective Equipment, (RPE) is used as a control measure within your organisation under Health and Safety…

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