What is SEQOHS accredited?

SEQOHS accreditation is the formal recognition that an occupational health service provider has demonstrated that it has the competence to deliver against the measures in the SEQOHS standards. This includes ensuring systems are in place to monitor the competency of their clinical staff.

How does SEQOHS operate?

SEQOHS aims to: enable services to identify the standards of practice to which they should aspire. credit good work being done by high quality occupational health services, providing independent validation that they satisfy standards of quality. raise standards where they need to be raised.

What does Seqohs mean?

Safe, Effective, Quality Occupational Health Service
SEQOHS stands for ‘Safe, Effective, Quality Occupational Health Service’ and is a professionally-led accreditation scheme. Occupational health services must demonstrate they meet these standards before they can be awarded SEQOHS accreditation.

What do occupational health services do?

Occupational health teams keep people well at work – physically and mentally. Occupational health services will help keep your employees healthy and safe whilst in work and manage any risks in the workplace that are likely to give rise to work-related ill health.

What is involved in a safety critical medical?

The medical starts with a questionnaire to ascertain the health background of the worker and this is then followed by simple, non-invasive tests for hearing, lung function, near & distance vision, colour vision, body mass index and blood pressure/heart health.

Can Occupational Health overrule your doctor?

The Government has indicated that employers may, in principle, be able to overrule a GP’s advice in a fit note as to whether or not a person is potentially fit to return to work.

Can my employer make me see Occupational Health?

If health surveillance is required it is perfectly reasonable for the employer to make attendance a condition of service. Refusal to attend an Occupational Health Referral Appointment. They may be referred to see if unhelpful behaviours are caused by ill-health.

Can you fail a safety critical medical?

A safety critical medical will be able to spot if a particular worker is not fit for task. If an individual has failed to prove their fitness for a safety critical job, then measures can be taken to put things right.

How long does a fit for work medical last?

A standard Safety Critical Worker Medical can take around 45 mins & with extra add ons like Drug & Alcohol it can can take around 1 hour 30 mins – 2 hours. It all depends on what you are required to have for your job so the amount of time can vary quite a bit. How often do i have a safety critical worker medical?

What power does occupational health have?

Key facts. Occupational health services can have a major effect in preventing ill health through work and in ensuring employees are able to return to work as early as possible after a period of sickness. You have the right to work in a safe, healthy atmosphere.

Can I be sacked for being off sick with a doctors note?

Illness. If you are persistently off sick, or on long-term sick, your employer should normally look at any alternatives before deciding to dismiss you. For example, they might have to consider whether the job itself is making you sick and needs to be changed. You can still be dismissed if you are off sick.

What does it mean to be accredited with seqohs?

SEQOHS accreditation provides independent and impartial recognition that the occupational health service provider has objectively demonstrated their competence, as defined by the SEQOHS standards, to a team of trained assessors. The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) is a charity committed to improving health at work.

What does seqohs stand for in occupational health?

SEQOHS stands for Safe, Effective, Quality Occupational Health Service and is a set of standards and a voluntary accreditation scheme for occupational health services in the UK and beyond.

How long does it take to reaccredit a seqohs accreditation?

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the unprecedented challenges for the sector caused by the COVID pandemic, services that have already achieved SEQOHS accreditation have been granted a postponement of up to normally 12 months to carry out reaccreditation.

When did the Royal College of Physicians create seqohs?

The original standards were launched as SEQOHS in 2010 and the FOM commissioned the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) to develop and manage the accreditation scheme, which was launched in December of that year. The standards were reviewed and relaunched in 2015