Health Surveillance Records

A health record must be kept for all employees under health surveillance. The Authority’s Occupational Health Service will have the details of all employees currently on the health surveillance lists and will record and keep appropriate individual health records. Health Records are important because they allow links to be made between exposure (to health hazards […]

Health Surveillance FAQ’s

What is health surveillance?  Each year many people become ill because of the work that they do. Some suffer from diseases or conditions that can mean years of pain. Occupational Health diseases/conditions are preventable if effective steps are taken by managers to control the risks at work. One of the steps is to risk assess […]

Health Surveillance Policy

The City & County of Swansea (Authority) recognises its legal obligations to protect its employees from ill -health whilst carrying out work tasks. The Health Surveillance Policy details the requirement for appropriate measures to detect the early signs of work related ill health in employees. This is undertaken through the  monitoring of those exposed to particular health risks […]

Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS)

Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a widespread industrial disease affecting tens of thousands of workers. It can result  in damage to blood vessels, reducing blood supply and nerves in the fingers, causing a permanent loss of feeling. The bones and muscles may also become damaged. Employees who suffer from HAVS may lose flexibility and strength of […]

Noise

Hearing loss caused by work is preventable, but once your hearing has gone it will not come back. Some 1700 people in the UK suffer deafness, ringing in the ears or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise at work. What harm can noise cause? Noise at work can cause hearing damage that is permanent […]

Health Surveillance

The City and County of Swansea Council run a Corporate Health Surveillance Programme. Managers must ensure a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is carried out in order to assess risks caused by work. The Occupational Health & Wellbeing Unit have designed a Job Hazard Profile form that can be used to assess each job to […]