Occupational Health Needs Assessment

Needs Assessments help to identify and manage the health risks within the business.

It provides essential data to support a proactive occupational health service.

Our process is designed to take the complexities of your occupational health needs, and present them in a easily understandable assessment matrix, breaking down your employees into groups, and displaying the type of surveillance and/or medicals they require.

Key Purpose


Analyse individual job roles and the potential exposure that may lead to adverse health effects.


Review control measures and risk assessments. Review control measures and risk assessments.


Assess how an employee’s health may affect their ability to conduct work safely and effectively

Occupational Health Cycle

In order to make the Occupational Health process as simple as possible, we have designed the schematic to guide employers through their service.

We do, however, recognise that ensuring the health and safety of your staff, and maintain your legal compliance is a priority for most employers. This is done primarily through the first 2 sections of the cycle:

  • Entry Screening (Post-Offer/Pre-Placement Assessment
  • In-Employment Screening (Health Surveillance, Medical Surveillance, Fitness for task medicals, biological monitoring.

Health Surveillance Cycle

The cycle shows the actions employers need to take to ensure an appropriate level of health surveillance is being provided to their staff. Clarity Occupational Health can provide guidance and support throughout these processes when required.

The HSE describe Health Surveillance as a system of ongoing health checks. 

There is often a legal requirement to conduct Health Surveillance, for employees who are exposed to certain hazards such as noise, vibration, and substances hazardous to health.

Health surveillance is required if all the following criteria are met:

1.   There is an identifiable disease/adverse health effect and evidence of a link with workplace exposure.

2.   It is likely the disease/health effect may occur.

3.   There are valid techniques for detecting early signs of the disease/health effect.

4.   These techniques do not pose a risk to employees.

Statutory Medical Surveillance

There are also a number of high-hazard substances or agents where the law requires that the health surveillance programme includes statutory medical surveillance.
Statutory medical surveillance involves a medical examination and possibly tests by a doctor with appropriate training and experience. The doctor must have been appointed by HSE.

1.   Particular types of work with asbestos.

2.   Work with lead.

3.   Work with those substances hazardous to health that are subject to Schedule 6 of The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

4.   Work with ionising radiation.

5.   Work in compressed air.