Occupational Health News & Alerts

24/04/2019

'Hear The Music'

The Royal Opera House (ROH) in London has been found liable for hearing damage sustained by one of its viola players in a landmark ruling. Last year, the High Court found that the ROH had contributed to Christopher Goldschieder’s ‘acoustic shock’ and high frequency hearing loss due to noise exposure. On appeal, the ROH argued that the hearing protection it offered musicians was consistent with industry guidance. The Court of Appeal judges last week unanimously dismissed the appeal.  

Healthwork is committed to protecting the hearing of the working population – are you doing everything you can to protect the health of your workers? We can assist you with appropriate noise conservation programmes, health surveillance for noise and hearing tests......


07/02/2019

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome - Case Study

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)


An engineering company in Rochdale has been fined after a 29 year old worker was diagnosed with Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome.

Healthwork are committed to protecting the health of working people – are you doing everything you can to protect the health or workers?  We can assist you with appropriate health surveillance…….

10/10/2018

World Mental Health Day

At Healthwork, we offer "Stress Awareness" health and wellbeing days. This raises awareness for your employees and creates a more comfortable setting, to talk, inform and act upon.

We collectively look at how we can combat mental health. Your employees meet our clinicians and counsellors, this being a personal approach, answering any questions, with presentations, workshops and our mini health checks, concluded with a report. 

To find out more or book a health day with us please call 01618319701 ref Stress Awareness Package. 

03/10/2018

National Work Life Week

“The week is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance. Employers can use the week to provide activities for staff, and to showcase their flexible working policies and practices.” 

12/09/2018

Aviation medicals for pilots and cabin crew

These medicals are compliant with the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) requirements and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards.
 
Medical and occupational health providers are only able to offer and perform these medicals if they have doctors who are authorised and appointed as Aero Medical Examiners (AMEs) by the CAA.
 
Furthermore, the premises from where these medicals are conducted must be approved by the CAA, as being fit for purpose and having appropriate medical equipment to perform aviation medicals. 
 
Healthwork, our premises and our AMEs have been approved by the CAA and we are delighted to say that we meet the high CAA standards. Healthwork can now therefore offer private pilots medicals and cabin crew medicals.   
 

We can now offer class 2, LAPL (light aircraft pilots licence), cabin crew medicals, ratings assessments and FISO (Flight Information service officer) medicals.  We can do initial, renewal and revalidation medicals