5. Setting up a health surveillance scheme

As an employer, you should put an ongoing health surveillance scheme in place where your risk assessment shows it is necessary. When setting this up, you should:

  • consider all the health hazards for which health surveillance may be required
  • know which workers could be exposed to each health hazard and ensure they receive the appropriate range of health surveillance

You may also need to:

  • take advice from an occupational health professional
  • identify who will lead and manage your health surveillance scheme
  • agree roles, responsibilities and communication arrangements
  • consider the practical details of performing health surveillance, for example shift workers and remote workers

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Updated 2021-11-29