Personal Care Consultants understands that employees who are absent through ill health, or whose health is affecting their performance can lead to extra demands on colleagues or the business.
Through the provision of medical information and relevant, targeted advice, Personal Care Consultants will support managers with their responsibilities on occupational health and health issues such as fitness and capability to work.
Pre-Employment Screening can initially be carried out by a paper-based screening service, which is based on a completed questionnaire. This, in a majority of cases, is sufficient; only if additional information is required will a pre-employment assessment take place with the prospective employee. Results will be faxed or posted back to you no lengthy wait for clearance.
Personal Care Consultants can arrange a consultation with our Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) team consisting of a number of experienced OHN practitioners whose aim is to support managers to achieve their statutory duties to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of people at work.
Following instruction from employers our OHN will visit your employee either at their home or in the workplace. A detailed occupational health assessment will then be carried out. A further workplace assessment will also take place if required to enable the OHN to gain a clear understanding of the employee’s role, responsibilities and duties within their working environment.
A detailed occupational health report will then be produced and will indicate return-to-work timescales, modification of duties, application of the Disability Discrimination Act, any appropriate measures that may facilitate a faster return to work or advice on whether returning to work is appropriate.
The use of an occupational health service is one of the most effective tools that employers have available to them in managing sickness absence levels. Personal Care Consultants can also offer an HR service which will complement the expert medical advice if required, thus providing a comprehensive package to support employers in managing attendance. Lack of management, or poor management, of an employee’s sickness absence can have many detrimental effects, including:
Reduced productivity, efficiency or service delivery
Cost to the business
Contravention of legislation, both in terms of the Disability Discrimination Act and laws surrounding the dismissal of employees
The HR service offered by Personal Care Consultants includes:
Formulation of sickness absence policies
Support and advice in dealing with absence management issues,whether short term, long term or disability related absences
Support in implementing the occupational health advice provided by Personal Care Consultants, from supporting employees to return to work to consideration for dismissal