We strive to maintain employee health, minimise
the impact of illness/injury through prompt and appropriate medical
management and support early, and effective rehabilitation to work. Our
focus on 'prevention rather than cure' seeks to pre-empt illness with
robust Health surveillance programmes and good health promotions
initiatives. We provide evidence-based, validated, Occupational Health
services, continuous professional development. Accreditation to
ISO90001 & SEQOHS level ensures our compliance with best practice and
that ever-changing occupational health demands are always met...
What is Occupational Health
The primary function of Occupational Health is to aid in the
early detection and intervention for work related injury or illness.
Occupational Health also ensures that ill or injured employees are
supported in maintaining their ability to work. Occupational Health
monitors the effect of work on employee health and the effect of
employee health on work.
What is Employee Wellness
Your 'employee's wellness' (which encompasses both physical and
emotional resilience of the workforce) is defined as a core objective
of our service. This requires a holistic approach which seeks to
encourage and nurture healthy lifestyles and attitudes along with
individual empowerment and coping mechanisms.
Occupational Health Assessments
This is typically a 30-60 minute interview (and relevant
examination) that will assess your fitness for your work tasks. It
will also assess what accommodations might be required to facilitate
your return to work after illness or injury and/or your retention in
work following the diagnosis of illness/injury (maintaining your
ability to work)
Who carries out this assessment?
Your occupational health assessment will be performed by
Specialist trained Doctors (OHP-Occupational Health Physicians) and
Nurses (OHA-Occupational Health Advisors). Their primary objective is
to promote rehabilitation to work by applying evidence-based
principles to minimise the work impact of illness/injury with
appropriate supports and interventions. The Occupational Health team
will work in partnership with you and your employer to resolve issues
in the workplace that might be having an adverse impact on your
Will a report be released to my HR Dept.?
Yes. Your examining doctor or nurse will forward a report to a
designated person in your HR Dept./ line management. This usually
happens within five working days and details your assessment and
Occupational Health Surveillance
Vhi Corporate Solutions Occupational Health Surveillance
programmes include medical assessments for high risk employees to
ensure compliance with Health and Safety legislation.
This assesses your employees' hearing and consists of a
questionnaire, and an examination of the ear in addition to a hearing
This assesses your employee's lung function and consists of a
questionnaire and a lung function test.
VDU Eye Screening
This test will assess your employee's ability to see.
Pregnancy Risk Assessment
Conducted with pregnant employees, these assessments include
the following aspects
- Expected date of delivery
- Hazard identification: physical hazards, biological agents,
chemical hazards, psycosocial
- Working conditions
- Advice on back care and posture
The report of your employee's Pregnancy Risk assessment and
recommendations will be issued to the employee's manager, HR and the
Night Worker Medicals
This programme includes conducting medical assessments in
accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, General
Applications Regulations 2007, Chapter 3, Part 6, "Night Work and
Shift Work". The programme is co-ordinated by the Occupational Health
Advisor and may include the following
- Medical Questionnaire
- Body Mass Index Calculation
- Eye screening
- ECG (Cardiac Screening) Assessment if clinically indicated
- Shift Work Adaptation (Education/Advice)
Online Pre-employment Medicals for Office/Administrative
Our pre-placement assessment online tool is an innovative
health screening service, designed to provide you with a secure, low
cost, efficient alternative to printed pre-employment questionnaires.
The online tool offers you and your company the ability to transform
their employment process with a turnaround time of 24 hours. The
online tool enables your company to be proactive with the content and
delivery of employment questionnaires as they can be customised as
required. Following a review of the questionnaire by the onsite
Occupational Health Advisor, any employee meeting the agreed referral
criteria is then referred to our Occupational Health Physician to
determine their fitness for employment.
Pre-employment Medicals for High Risk/Hazardous Occupations
The pre-employment medicals for the above may include:
- Completion of pre-employment questionnaire, Full Physical
examination (incl. Height / Weight / Body Mass Index, urinalysis and
blood pressure measurement)
- Keystone Vision Screening (incl. VDU test)
- Audiometry (hearing assessment) and Spirometry (lung
- ECG (cardiac screen if indicated)
- Immunisation risk assessment and vaccination programme (as
Employee Wellbeing Workshops
If you're a manager, this workshop will help you develop an
understanding of what stress is. You'll be given guidance to help
analyse the sources of stress within your teams and to plan personal
and team strategies to cope with stress.
Also for managers, this workshop will help you to facilitate
change within your team and to be able to help team members cope and
adapt to these changes.
For employees, this workshop helps them develop an
understanding of what stress is. Participants are given guidance to
help analyse the sources of their own stress, and to plan personal
Keeping healthy boundaries
This workshop is designed to enhance existing interpersonal
skills and to build confidence in responding effectively to
difficult situations and the demands of a busy work environment.
This workshop helps employees to identify what they want from
work and life and how to achieve a balance that works for them
This workshop outlines several ways in which employees can
build emotional resilience against everyday sources of stress. If
external speakers are required for the delivery of such programmes,
then an additional cost will be applicable.