How do I go about setting up an occupational health system?

Do a risk assessment and put in place the controls needed to remove or reduce the risks to health. If, after doing this, there are still any dangers to workers’ health, you may need to carry out health surveillance to ensure you comply with the law and protect your workers.

You should contact a competent occupational provider and discuss the types of services you think you will need. You can find them through an internet search engine, Department of Health webpages or your local NHS Trust, contacting Safe and Healthy Working (0800 0192211) or by getting in touch with Constructing Better Health (, who have a list of accredited providers. It may be helpful to find a provider based on recommendation; either through your trade association, insurer or other industry contacts. An Occupational health provider should be able to advise you.

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