Services provided by health and safety specialists
Find out about the services provided by these health and safety professionals:
- Health and safety management specialists
- Occupational hygienists
- Occupational health professionals (doctors and nurses)
- Radiation protection advisers
- Non-ionising radiation advisers
Read about how to get the right help and advice for your business.
Health and safety management specialists
- Policy development and planning
- performance monitoring
- aspects of employee involvement
- Ventilation engineers advise on the design and testing of general and local exhaust ventilation to control exposure to airborne hazards to health such as mists, dusts, gases, vapours and fumes.
- Noise engineers advise on the cause and reduction of noise.
- Water treatment engineers advise on the design and treatment of water systems to avoid and control the risk of microbiological contamination, such as legionella.
- Chemical process engineers advise on the safety of processing chemicals.
- Engineers employed by inspection bodies carry out fitness for purpose assessments on work equipment.
- Assessment and practical advice on the prevention or control of risks to health from chemical, biological and physical agents arising from work activities – such as asbestos, lead and legionella.
- Training, communication and policy development on worker health protection.
- Performance monitoring for worker health protection, including the testing of engineering controls, such as local exhaust ventilation, and worker exposure assessments.
- Noise and vibration measurement and control.
Occupational health professionals (doctors and nurses)
- Diagnosis and treatment of work-related disease (doctors).
- Assessment of risks to health and advice on managing those risks.
- Health, including medical, surveillance.
- Fitness for work issues.
- Advice on pre-employment, sickness absence and ill health retirement.
- Providing health education, advice on rehabilitation after illness and injury and other counselling.
- First aid.
- the prevention of musculo-skeletal disorders, such as back injuries and upper limb disorders at work
- the suitability for use of equipment and workstations
- the physical work environment, such as lighting and temperature
- work organisation, such as machine-paced work, as it affects health
- workplace, task and product design.
Radiation protection advisers
- Advice on:
- compliance with the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017
- monitoring, risk assessment and production methods.
- Conducting environmental monitoring.
Non-ionising radiation advisers
- Specialist consultancies, university radiation protection officers and hospital physicists can be approached for advice on measures to prevent or control exposure.
- Risk assessment, providing treatment and rehabilitation
- Advice on:
- the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders
- work equipment
- job design.
- Assessment of biological agents likely to be present.
- Advice on risks and control measures to prevent or control risks to health.
- Sampling for micro-organisms.