Training and Updates Regarding Occupational Health
Occupational health issues should be addressed by site management.
Operatives should be made to feel supported and cared for in regard to their mental and physical health.
Examples of training and updates provided for occupational health include:
- Many smaller sites have arranged for visits by a mobile unit, to carry out general and specific occupational health related screening;
- Occupational health facilities were extended to include talks given by visiting specialists on cancer, stress, lifestyle, diet, relationship and debt-counselling advice;
- An ‘Occupational Health Calendar’ highlighted a different health subject each month, with the site delivering a short presentation on that subject; such as vision and men’s health. This system promotes interest and a degree of anticipation in issues that might otherwise be difficult to get across;
- Implementing an extensive programme of education on occupational health issues and general health/ well-being topics such as diabetes, healthy eating and asthma.
For more information on occupational health issues associated with construction work, click below.
HSE Construction Health Risks
CCS Site Registration Examples of Good Practice, 2014
Monitor Report, Morgan Sindall plc, London, August 2014