Question B

Q. What is health surveillance?

Health surveillance is a legal requirement where a job role has a known health hazard with a known and measureable health effect.

You have been invited to attend for health surveillance because you work in a noisy environment or with vibrating tools/respiratory sensitisers/skin sensitisers and your employer has identified that your level of exposure requires health surveillance.

Your OH Screening Nurse/Technician will explain in detail exactly which tests you need. This may include audiometry, respiratory function tests, hand arm vibration assessment and skin assessments.When your tests have been completed your OH Nurse/Technician will explain what information will be sent to your manager about your fitness and when you will need to attend for your next appointment.

If you are attending for health surveillance/screening please bring: