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What is occupational health?

Ensuring work does not comprise physical or mental health

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What is occupational health?

Occupational health is a speciality that considers the effects of work on health. It also considers an individual's health, ability and fitness to perform their job.

Its purpose is to protect each employee and ensure that their work does not damage or compromise their health in any way.

Teachers and support staff are a vital component of any successfully run school; they teach pupils, cover administrative duties and ensure the school environment is a clean, safe and pleasant place in which to learn. Ensuring that they are fit and healthy to do their job is paramount to the efficient running of any education provider.

Occupational health services are designed to help keep your employees healthy and safe whilst in work, and manage any risks in the workplace that are likely to give rise to work-related ill health. These services will help schools to achieve maximum staff productivity and minimise their costs by maintaining the health and well-being of their employees.

Occupational health specialists are there to support and help people stay in work and live full and healthy lives. They play a key role in eliminating and preventing any work related causes of ill-health, to help make the workplace a safe environment and to facilitate the quick and safe return to work of any employees who have been absent.