Acorn Occupational Health is a leading provider of occupational health services in the UK. Our experience lies in providing tailored occupational health solutions. These can be delivered on-site, in our mobile health surveillance units or from our clinic. Our dedicated team of experienced Occupational Nurses, Technicians and Physicians assist you to manage issues affecting the health of your staff at work and to comply with your legal responsibilities. It is our aim to deliver a flexible range of pro-active, forward thinking and cost effective occupational health services designed to meet the needs of your business.
We pride ourselves on delivering a high quality service across the North West, Midlands, North Wales and other areas across the UK. Investing in the health of your employees makes a difference when maintaining a competitive advantage in business. This is vital as business pressures continue to increase. Providing a specialist occupational health service to your employees recognises your corporate and social responsibilities. The commitment to improve the health of your employees will have a positive impact on your business.
We pride ourselves on delivering a high quality service at the right price.
Occupational health is the specialist healthcare that is dedicated to identifying and preventing ill health in the workplace. Appropriate health surveillance ensures that an individual does not develop a specific medical condition related and attributed to their working environment. It ensures your legal compliance and supports you and your employees when health problems occur.
There is an increasing responsibility for employers to provide health surveillance for employees who are potentially at risk. The employer’s responsibility for Health and Safety is continually widening to include areas such as Stress Management, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome and Back Pain. The financial benefits to employers of compliance are significant. As an example the overall cost of “back pain” alone to industry is estimated to be £5 billion.
- Financial Benefits – Reduced sickness absence
- Improved staff motivation and performance
- Better staff attendance and retention
- Reduction in sickness absence levels
- Reduced risk and cost of litigation
- Increased profitability by keeping the workforce healthy
- Post Job Offer Assessment – Ensuring that people are fit for the job for which they are employed.
- Ensures the correct placement of new employees in relation to their physical capabilities
- Minimises hazards and risks
- Provides evidence of safe and best practice – Satisfies HSE and assists the company
- Reduces medical and legal claims
- Enables focus on core business
- Enhances company safety programme
- Formalises company health policies and programme
- Benchmarks for best practice, comparisons and trends
According to the latest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) survey in 2014, reported in 2015, the average level of employee absence is 6.9 per year with the average annual cost of employee absence being £554.
Organisations that achieved their absence targets were significantly more likely to manage absence through promoting health and well-being than those that did not achieve their targets.