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Occupational health

  • Pre-placement health assessment

    A pre-placement health assessment assesses your medical fitness for a job. The assessment is done by questionnaire and you should disclose any underlying health conditions.

  • Self-referral

    You can refer yourself to occupational health. This is called a self-referral. You will need to discuss your reason for wanting a referral with a nurse in occupational health. They will make an appointment for you, if this is necessary.

  • Management referral (information for employees)

    Your manager may refer you to Occupational Health because of being absent from work due to illness or frequent short absences from work. You will only be assessed by Occupational Health if you give your consent for this to happen.

  • Management referral (information for managers)

    Managers can refer an employee to Occupational Health if their health is affecting their work performance. You may also refer an employee if their work is affecting their health. You must ensure your employee is aware of the reasons for the referral.

  • Rehabilitation

    Occupational Health may sometimes recommend that an employee can return to work with specific workplace accommodations. This may include adaptations to workplace premises, work equipment and working time.

  • Your data protection

    Information you give to the occupational health service is held securely in accordance with the HSE's data protection policies. Only occupational health staff can access your information. You can access your health records by making a subject access request (SAR).

  • Injuries with risk of Blood Borne Virus (BBV) transmission

    If you have been exposed to a BBV you should attend your local occupational health service. A risk assessment of the incident will be carried out. BBV infections can cause long-term health effects. Getting an early assessment of the incident improves your treatment outcome.