We believe in preventing problems before they occur, which is why we ensure your employees are both mentally and physically fit for their specific roles and duties. This can be pre-hire or during employment, through either general fitness for work assessments or industry specific medicals such as forklift truck, confined space, drivers, rail track workers and night workers. This protects our clients and their employees by minimising risk and ensuring compliance.
Where employees may be exposed to a hazard or risk in the working environment, our clients have a duty of care to minimise that risk and protect their employees’ health. Our robust health surveillance programmes enable our clients to monitor the effects of work on health and health on work, ensuring that employees health is protected and that our clients are compliant with legislative requirements and best practice. Team Prevent manage all recalls and provide comprehensive Management Information which enables us to identify any patterns or trends in ill health so that these can be proactively addressed.
There is significant evidence to show that work is good for health and that long periods out of work can be detrimental to health. Team Prevent can help employees avoid long-term absence, by identifying problems early and offering advice and support. When an employee is on long-term sick leave, we step in quickly and work with our clients to facilitate their rehabilitation and return to work. By ensuring that we have an excellent understanding of our client’s business, we focus on ensuring that client HR and Line Managers benefit from good quality, evidence based, practical advice, that helps to ensure a safe, productive and sustained return to work.
Musculoskeletal related problems are one of the most common health issues affecting the workplace. Through our network of qualified Physiotherapists, we provide advice to employees, through telephone and virtual consultations to help resolve common problems such as lower back pain and upper limb disorders. Our clinicians provide bespoke recovery and rehabilitation plans, which can include online exercise videos for assisted and self-management of the complaint. If Physiotherapy treatment is needed, employees can access this through our UK wide network or where available, via the Physiotherapist services within our client’s premises.
Seasonal flu is highly infectious and can lead to serious illness and debilitation for individuals, with significant damaging effects felt by the employer. To help protect our client’s workforce against infection, Team Prevent provide nationwide flu vaccination programmes. As part of this service we promote and offer flexible solutions in order to optimise uptake.
At Team Prevent we work closely with our clients to train and empower managers to help them understand the role of Occupational Health and how they can best use it to improve employee wellbeing and legal compliance, as well as helping to reduce the impact of sickness absence. We also provide employees with a range of educational tools and practical advice on how to be more health-aware, so encouraging them to take responsibility for their own health.
Companies operating in global markets often need to send employees overseas to work. Team Prevent offer advice and support to employees due to take work trips abroad. This includes providing necessary vaccinations and medication (e.g. anti-malarial drugs, travel packs), advice on any known health-risks, country-specific travel guidance and web links so employees can access relevant support whilst overseas.
Team Prevent support a top-down culture of health and wellbeing within our client’s organisation. We make use of several initiatives and engagement strategies to help point employees towards healthier behaviours. In doing so empowering them to take responsibility and manage their personal and work-related health risks. We also provide support for clients who sign up to the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and use this to develop specific improvement strategies for common occupational health issues - such as stress, musculoskeletal disorders, obesity and the challenges presented by an ageing workforce.
Accessed online, Team Prevent provide pre-employment questionnaires that evaluate our client’s candidates’ mental and physical capability for the job in question. All completed questionnaires are reviewed by our clinicians and we issue a report on fitness to work within 48 hours of submission.
As one of the largest independent Occupational Health providers supplying services to the NHS, Team Prevent have extensive experience of providing immunisation and vaccination programmes that protect our client’s employees against the risk of infectious disease. We can also advise our clients on legislative requirements, whilst utilising risk assessment to develop a vaccination programme that is specific to their needs.
Evidence shows that providing employees with specialist advice or psychological support to help them cope with every day life issues or traumatic events, can help build the individual’s resilience, whilst improving engagement and helping lessen the impact and cost of sickness absence. Team Prevent have a national network of counsellors and other mental health specialists who will help support our client’s employees’ psychological and physical wellbeing.
Team Prevent can help our clients develop and implement a drug and alcohol policy across the organisation. We offer new entrant, random and ‘for cause’ testing. We can also train your managers, providing testing options to suit your needs, including breathalysers, fingerprint testing, urinalysis, saliva or hair testing. We use UKAS-accredited laboratories for sample analysis, ensuring that results are communicated promptly and accurately.
Our 24-hour, 7 days a week confidential hotline, assists our clients by providing advice and support on a wide range of everyday issues as well as counselling support for mental health related concerns. Services include advice on debt, relationships, consumer and legal matters; our help is just a phone call away.