For tree surgeons, there are obvious areas of risk when it comes to health and safety in the workplace. Essex Arb wanted to ensure that their staff were not being detrimentally impacted by the tasks they performed, and therefore came to us for health surveillance services.
We assisted in audiometry, spirometry, HAVS and musculoskeletal assessments which could then be analysed by the health and safety team at Essex Arb. Armed with this information, they could judge how the work being performed was impacting the health of their staff. We also organised a health and wellbeing day for the Essex Arb staff, helping them to better understand how they can improve their overall health.
In addition to all of this, we were requested by the health and safety team to carry out drug and alcohol testing, ensuring that the staff were fit for work and were not putting themselves and others at risk through regular and habitual substance abuse, the impact of which could be devastating.