Your staff are a key business asset and essential to productivity and profitability. Good health is good for business and a healthy workforce is a productive one. Attracting and retaining the best people is critical to business success. Occupational health advice can help your business become more productive, reduce sickness absence and save your business money.
We will help you to keep your people well at work – physically and mentally, ensuring your employees remain healthy and safe whilst in work and manage any risks in the workplace that are likely to give rise to work-related ill health.
Research shows that good health is good for business and better workplaces have better financial results. Every year over 170 million days are lost to sickness absence. The Government’s Black Review of the health of the working age population reported the cost to the economy is estimated to be £100bn each year. Research shows that the longer people are off sick, the less likely they are to make a successful return to work. After six months of absence from work, there is only a 50 per cent chance of someone making a successful return.
Our team can work with you to assess and provide impartial and professional advice on any absenteeism and support your employees to get back to work as quickly as possible. Our absence management strategies focus on early interventions and will help your business to:
- Reduce levels of absence
- Cut the cost of absence to your organisation
- Drive up productivity and decrease disruption as a result of employees being absent
- Create greater engagement and motivation of employees as they feel more valued
- Enable employees to return to work sooner
Employees trust Bothwell Medical Rooms staff and are more receptive to being treated by local doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Approximately 70% of all sickness absence is due to psychological ill health or musculoskeletal disorders.
Our teams have access to a team of highly qualified doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and mental health practitioners. We can provide early advice and guide employees to treatment and support so that your employee can return to work quickly. We can also work with partners so your employees have fast access to specialists such as physiotherapists or mental health practitioners.
We can provide a thorough, professional occupational health risk assessment so that you can decide what actions you need to take to prevent occupational illness. Our assessment will:
- Identify any hazards and any employees who may be affected
- Evaluate the risk
- Identify and prioritise appropriate interventions and controls
Health surveillance and prevention
Ongoing checks can prevent health problems occurring and ensure that your employees are safe and able to work in their current or future role.
We can deliver a cost effective health surveillance programme for your business and ensure that we only test those who may be at risk. Employees who are exposed to noise or vibration, ionising radiation, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health may be required to be checked by law.
Examples of the types of health surveillance we can provide include:
- Hearing testing
- Vision testing
- Hand and arm vibration
- Specialist – (ionising radiation/ breathing apparatus/ working at heights/ asbestos/ Trackside/ Oil and Gas)
- Lung function testing
- Driver medical exam (e.g. HGV, forklift truck etc.)
- Alcohol/drug testing
Whether you employ healthcare workers, ground keepers, plumbers, security workers or waste handlers or have staff exposed to other risks, we can identify which vaccinations are appropriate and provide you with expert advice and guidance so that you comply with the most up to date legislation.
Having an effective vaccination and recall system gives confidence to workers that are exposed to vaccine preventable diseases that protection is being provided and also provides reassurance for management should you be inspected by HSE or local authority inspectors.
Because we have occupational health providers across the UK we can provide vaccinations wherever your staff are based.