Health Surveillance

Relevant Legislation and Best Practice Standards: The Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law 1989, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, the Construction (Personal Protective Equipment) (Jersey) Regulations 2002, the Control of Noise At Work Regulations 1995, the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.

Health surveillance is the process of monitoring the health of workers that are exposed to specific hazards during their work.

The Law mandates some forms of surveillance whilst other forms should be conducted as good practice.  Employers have a general duty to identify work hazards, undertake risk assessment and instigate control measures to reduce, so far as is reasonably practicable, risks to health and safety of employees.  Where residual risk exists, health surveillance plays a vital role in allowing employers to detect early signs of work-related ill health and to instigate corrective action.

We can assist you in fulfilling your statutory duties in health surveillance by assessing and reporting on risks to workplace safety, and providing the following health surveillance activity:

  • Skin surveillance
  • Lung function surveillance including spirometry
  • Tiers 1 and 2 Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) screening
  • Audiometry surveillance