Best Practice

LOCATION: Company-wide ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Occupational Health COMPANY: Brett Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Southern region, Kent
BEST PRACTICE No: BP342 COMPANY TEL: 01795 594000
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Occupational health screening.
ARTICLE
Brett Aggregates decided to take a more proactive approach to occupational health by organising a programme of in-service screening. Previously, the company awaited reports on employees, such as from a doctor, to ascertain their suitability to work. However, the reports were often inconsistent and lacked the necessary detail, particularly regarding recommended solutions.

The central SHE team of the Brett Group set about rationalising these processes and came up with a number of systems. Some were reactive, such as physiotherapy or counselling to aid rehabilitation, but others were proactive, including pre-employment health assessment and ergonomic workplace reviews. A ‘standards summary’ sheet was then produced with evaluations ranging from ”fitness criteria met” to ”test declined”.

The results are then presented in a way that is clear for line managers to understand so that moves can be made to help workers with any specific needs
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