Site Needs Assessment

Many businesses across the UK understand that they have to provide a certain level of health surveillance. As employers have a duty of care (so far as reasonably practicable) to reduce the risk to the health and safety of their employees. As well as any other individuals who may be affected by the work activities.

A Site Needs Assessment is a way of identifying potential risks within a workplaces. Meaning that companies are then fully aware of what is required of them, in relation to occupational health.

At the beginning of an Occupational Health contract with Acorn, we would suggest that a Site Needs Assessment is carried out by one of our occupational health nurses.


A suitable health surveillance programme aims to prevent ill health rather than cure it. Occupational health focuses on the protection and promotion of the health of workers by preventing and controlling occupational diseases and accidents. The aim is to eliminate occupational factors and conditions hazardous to health and safety at work. There is a focus to develop and promote healthy and safe work, working environments and organisations. This will enable workers to conduct socially and economically productive lives. (WHO, 1994)  


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    Health surveillance

    What does a ‘Site Needs Assessment’ include?

    This workplace assessment includes an on-site assessment by a nurse from Acorn. They will complete a walk around observation with a businesses health and safety manager.

    An assessment is completed to formalise the health and surveillance requirements that a company should provide. As well as ensuring legal compliance to ensure the health and safety of employees at work.

    Following a on-site assessment, our team will advise you on your company’s legal occupational health obligations. Plus the exposures to any risks that your employees are exposed to. This will enable us together to develop a robust occupational health programme that is also cost-effective for your organisation.

    Contact Us 

    Please contact a member of the team and we will work with you to help develop an appropriate occupational health programme. Email us at or call us on 01260 277797.