The risk assessment will identify circumstances in which health surveillance is required by specific health and safety regulations, eg the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH).
Health surveillance should also be introduced where the assessment shows all the following criteria apply:
- there is an identifiable disease or adverse health condition related to the work concerned
- valid techniques are available to detect indications of the disease or condition
- there is a reasonable likelihood that the disease or condition may occur under the particular conditions of the work
- surveillance is likely to help protect the health and safety of the employees to be covered