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Occupational Health Assessment

Medical support & guidance for employer and employee when sickness stops someone from doing their job

Description

If a member of your team has an injury or illness which limits their ability to do their job, how will you and your organisation respond?

It might be long-term sickness. It might be a recent injury. Or it might be a health concern that’s starting to get worse. Whatever it is, when ill health limits someone’s ability to work, the harm it causes can ripple out in ways you may or may not expect.

For the employee and their family, it can cause upset and frustration. For the workplace, it can impact morale and other members of the team. And for the organisation, it can have financial and reputational costs.

But timely, expert support from an Occupational Health doctor can reverse a bad situation. Or better still, it can stop any harm from occurring in the first place.

In an Occupational Health Assessment, we will spend time with the employee to properly understand the relationship between their health and their work. We will then write a report with practical steps and recommendations for both parties to improve or resolve the challenge.

WE WILL TELL YOU

✅ Whether the employee is fit to work and (if applicable) suggest a date for their return

✅ What reasonable adjustments the employer should make if the person is considered disabled

✅ How to support the person back to work

✅ Suggested changes to the employee’s work activities

✅ Ways the employee could optimise their health and performance at work

AT A GLANCE

⏰ Duration: A 1-1.5 hour assessment

📍 Location: Online, or an in-person assessment is available in the UK only

👥 Suitable for: any employee struggling with physical or mental injury or illness impacting on their work

💬 We say: “Being in work is better for our health than being out of work. But if not enough care is given to supporting the wellbeing of your team, then the health of staff can suffer. And the overall health of your organisation will suffer as well.”

🤔 Did you know: The longer a person is off sick, the harder it is for them to make a successful return to work. It pays to respond quickly.

FURTHER READING

📖 Managing Sickness Absence

Testimonials

“Thank you for the Occupational Health services you all provide – I have to say it is the most professional and thorough I have come across in my HR career.”  Sue Slade, HR Business Partner

“Thank you for the exceptionally professional service you’ve given when I’ve referred colleagues, and the first class reports that we’ve received. These have made often difficult situations easier to navigate, both for our employees and for us as a team.”  Anonymus

“Thank you for the time, support, advice and speed of the turnaround for the two recent referrals from me. Both staff members benefited from their appointments and I am delighted that both are on their phased return to work with appropriate support. I want you to know what a difference these sessions have made for both individuals.” — Anonymous

Options

Enhanced Assessment:This is ideal for those with significant health issues which threaten their ability to continue to fulfil their role. The assessment includes a review of a person’s current health and functional capacity. The structured report written by an Occupational Health specialist will include relevant details of the employee’s health issues, conclusions and specific recommendations to both employer and employee with reference where appropriate to relevant legislation e.g. Equality Act 2010.

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