Role of Occupational Health
Occupational health (OH) is a specialist branch of medicine that focuses on the physical and mental wellbeing of employees in the workplace. OH Services and OH professionals help employers protect and improve employee health, prevent cases of occupational disease and increase workforce productivity and organizational performance.
Scope of Laya Healthcare’s Occupational Health services
Laya Healthcare provide a full suite of Occupational Health services based on our client’s organisational health risk management strategy. From determining if potential candidates can medically meet the demands of a role, to assessing employee sickness absences, Laya's Occupational Health professionals provide our clients with the advice they need to make key decisions on the health of their workforce.
Our approach to Occupational Health service delivery is to:
Assist with compliance to standards and guidelines
We know our clients must above all comply with legislation and standards in the area of Occupational Health and Safety. We constantly monitor current and imminent legislation and advise our clients on compliance and best practice.
Assist with sickness absence management
We assist management in addressing sickness absence levels with a track record of reducing absence rates. Recognising that an Occupational Health Service cannot work in isolation, this is done in a partnership approach with the organisation bringing its unique skills to help managers find solutions to difficult cases.
Link in with our Health & Wellness and healthcare benefits
Our Occupational Health Practitioners will refer and direct employees to your healthcare benefits, wellness and screening programmes as identified during the consultation reviews.
How we are different
Laya healthcare’s Occupational Health team provide all the following:
Largest Provider of OH & Wellness Services in Ireland
Specialist Occupational Health Practitioners nationwide
Qualified and experienced Occupational Health Practitioners including Active Case Management Framework
ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2017 Accreditations
Centralised operations for nationwide support
48-hour turnaround time for appointment and report
Connected Health Model
Linking Occupational Health and Wellness which improves the holistic wellbeing of the employee
Utilisation of the most modern OH technological solution ~ Meddbase
Our Occupational Health Services include:
Pre-Placement Health Assessments
To determine during the recruitment process whether a potential employee is medically able to meet the demands of a position and effectively perform the proposed tasks in a safe manner.
Sickness Absence Assessment/Case Management
An independent assessment of a potential medical condition of an employee whose absence from work is becoming a cause of concern, taking into account potential work accommodations that may be considered.
This includes specific testing to detect health problems that can arise in connection with a particular occupation.
For workers in sectors with specific requirements, we offer a range of dedicated assessments and screenings, in line with the relevant industry guidelines and regulations.
Occupational Mental Health Assessment Service
As well as affecting employees’ quality of life and overall productivity, mental health disorders are among the most prevalent causes of sickness absence and work disability and can lead to increased turnover and unemployment. This service allows for a consultation with a Clinical Psychologist to provide recommendations and any further supports that may be recommended, which in turn can bolster your/their ability and confidence in addressing mental health related absences.
Ergonomics and DSE Assessments
Applies information about human behaviour, abilities and limitations and other characteristics to the design of tools, machines, tasks, jobs and environments for productive, safe, comfortable and effective human use. DSE Assessment is an assessment of equipment that has a graphic display screen such as conventional display screens, laptops, touchscreens, and other similar devices.