About the Occupational Health Service
What is Occupational Health?
The term 'Occupational Health' simply means 'health which is related to work'. Occupational Health is a distinct branch of preventative health care, which specialises in this relationship.
- To prevent work-related ill health
- To facilitate rehabilitation and return to work following periods of illness or injury
- To promote physical and mental health and well-being at work
Achieving our aims
To achieve these aims, Occupational Health works with:
- Health and Safety Advisers - to identify and control significant and substantial risks to health and safety, and provide competent advice to ensure the University fulfils it's statutory obligations
- Human Resources - to support managers and staff in the reduction of avoidable sickness absence, and to consider reasonable work adjustments for staff with a disability/medical condition
- Individual members of staff - to ensure they can access the support they need, to effectively manage or resolve their own health difficulties