On-site skin surveillance checks

On-site skin surveillance checks can be offered to operatives to protect their health and wellbeing.

These skin surveillance checks are very convenient, simple to engage and cause minimal disruption with the medical review only taking 15 – 20 minutes per person.

The service is compliant with the statutory Health Surveillance requirements as laid down by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or more specifically under COSHH regulations (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002) for products labelled R43 — ”may cause sensitisation by skin contact”.

On-site, all that is needed is the use of a convenient and quiet room near to the workforce for the Occupational Health Nurse to work through the exposed staff in whatever order or timetable that suits.

When the skin check is conducted, the Occupational Health Advisor explains the results and gives skin care advice to the operative as appropriate, and then at the end of the day, will give a quick debrief to the Manager and produce a summarised Management report for your records.

All skin surveillance test results are retained confidentially and as dictated by the appropriate regulations, having the previous skin surveillance test records allows us for comparisons on subsequent visits to detect early signs of any abnormal deterioration in skin condition or early signs of Occupational Dermatitis and therefore help tackle issues before they become a more serious problem.

Further information on this subject can be found in the HSE guidance G403 – Health Surveillance for Occupational Dermatitus.

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