What is health surveillance?
Health surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks. These health checks may be required by law for employees who are exposed to noise or vibration, ionising radiation, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air.
Health surveillance is important for:
Company risk assessments should be used to identify any need for health surveillance, this may be as simple as undertaking regular monitoring of your hands for dermatitis or more thorough screening completed by a professional.
HSE Website – Health Surveillance Guidance
Skin checks for dermatitis poster (PDF)
Health surveillance for HAVS – guidance for employers (PDF)
Initial screening questionnaire (PDF)
HSE Guidance Health monitoring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease G401
HSE Guidance: Welding fume: protect your workers