Health Surveillance


Some health and safety regulations require employers to provide health surveillance for their employees. Health surveillance is systematic process to identify early signs of work-related ill health in employees exposed to certain health risks. It requires putting in place certain procedures to achieve this.

These procedures could include:

  •  simple methods – such as looking for skin damage on hands from using certain
  • chemicals.
  • technical checks on employees – such as hearing and lung tests.
  • more involved medical examinations – such as hand arm vibration (HAVS)
  • surveillance and fork lift truck driver medicals.


Health surveillance provides you with information which helps you to protect employees from illness caused by being exposed to health risks at work. It enables you to manage these risks effectively.

SOH vanilla can work with your business to provide appropriate health surveillance for your employees and can provide the following:

  • Onsite Health Surveillance causing minimum disruption to your business.
  • Ensuring compliance under the COSHH Regulations and HSE best practice requirements.
  • Referral to further Specialist Surveillance if required.
  • Employment and Nightworker Questionnaires.