Occupational Health Assessment Services

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DSE Assessment

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) risk assessment in the office environment to fulfil Health and Safety Executive regulations, whilst addressing individual requirements, improve comfort, productivity and educate on posture to prevent injury and aches/pains.

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Ergonomic Assessment

An in-depth ergonomic assessment and analysis of the workstation or work task area, addressing individual needs where a medical condition or pain/fatigue is ongoing & expectant mothers. Assessments also of driving posture, non computer tasks.

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Functional Capacity Assessment

A Functional Capacity Assessment is a comprehensive physical evaluation of an worker’s capabilities in relation to the physical demands of a job, to be sure they are suitable for the role or if reasonable adjustments will help.

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Vocational Assessment

Career Assessment and Guidance to determine an individual’s interests, abilities, aptitudes and skills to identify vocational strengths, needs and career potential. Career assessments may use a variety of standardised techniques.

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Mental Health Assessment

A Mental Health Assessment in order to assess the worker’s ability to perform their work role and suggest reasonable adjustments which can help.

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Cognitive Assessment

A Cognitive Assessment of the individual’s mental processes, including attention, memory, language, problem solving and making decisions during work and other tasks.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Return To Work

Get an employee back to work safely in a timely way with an individualised Vocational Rehabilitation Return To Work programme designed to re-establish their work routine, build confidence & help manage their medical situation by guidance on hours and tasks.

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Manual Handling Training and Ergonomics Training

Manual Handling and/or Ergonomics Training Sessions in the Office or Industry setting, in order to reduce risks in the workplace or solve work task issues that may require attention.

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Visual or Hearing Assessment

A Visual or Hearing Assessment is performed in the workplace to find solutions to suit the individual’s requirements and to implement reasonable adjustments.

Occupational Health Occupational Therapists

Occupational Health Assessments in the workplace are vital to assist in looking after employees health needs and to comply with current legislation. They are tailored to the individual requirements and employment circumstances.

Healthywork Ltd, set up by Alison Biggs offers the services of State Registered Occupational Therapists (SROT) and other health professionals, specialising in Occupational Health and Work Rehabilitation in relation to medical conditions or work related ill health issues.

'We are Health Professionals skilled to assess and rehabilitate the worker and to also assess the work tasks'

Services include DSE Assessments which are required for all staff who use a computer, including laptops to prevent ill health and to educate individuals in the correct way to set up their office chair and other equipment. Ergonomic Assessments or Workstation Assessments are more in depth than a Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk assessment, for when there is a health issue identified. A Functional Capacity Evaluation can assess employees working in more active job roles where their physical abilities and safety to perfrom the role needs to be established. Cognitive Assessment can assess cognitive and mental process ability in relation to demands of the job role. 

Health issues and work tasks are analysed in order for them to be performed in a more healthy and ergonomically efficient manner.

Individuals can return to the workplace or remain in the workplace, work with greater ease and independence, maximising productivity with risk of injury minimised.

Sick pay and recruitment costs can be minimised resulting in better sickness absence management and proactive Human Resources management.

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Testimonials

HEFCE

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Healthywork Ltd have been extremely helpful over the last year and provided us with a very good service at very short notice.

The quality of their work place assessment reports and recommendations are extremely high. In addition, the employees involved have commented on the extremely helpful knowledge and support provided by the work place assessor.

(Assessments provided in Bristol and Central London).

Sarah de Vere, HR Manager, Higher Education Funding Council for England, based in Bristol
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UNUM

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Alison is professional at all times, she is easy to work with, adaptable and open to discussing how, through the reports she produces she can meet the changing needs of her clients.

Elaine Cook

Qualification Curriculum Authority

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Friendly, helpful and informative, since Healthywork assessed my workstation and advised me, my bad back is better. What more do I need to say?

Mr Sam Morris, Qualification Curriculum Authority, Central london

Atos Healthcare

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Alison has provided a regular service to Atos Healthcare since July 2007. She is professional, flexible and delivers to timescales and her services have been valued by us and our customer Royal Mail.

Mrs Santu Bhudia, Atos Healthcare

CHP Consulting

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When standard instructions on worstation ergonomics didn't result in any improvement in back pain, Alison provided expert professional guidance. This was constructive, practical and demonstrated the value of experience in this area.

Mr Antony Moss

ARK Schools

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Ergonomic Assessments at ARK in London and at one of the Academies in Elephant and Castle, South london, assessing the ergonomic needs of teachers.

ARK Schools, based in Central london

Capital International

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Healthywork were very efficient and able to help us with several situations. If you need a fresh pair of eyes with a medical focus to look at an employee health issue, I would recommend them.

Jo Byrne, Central London

KMG Health Partners Ltd

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Alison Biggs has been a Specialised Assessor on KMG Health Partners roster since its UK inception in 2004. We highly recommend her based on her knowledge, skills, diversity, quality and client / customer care. She has also been extremely flexible with scheduling and geographic locations. You can expect positive outcomes from accessing her service.

Ergonomic Assessments, Functional Capacity Evaluations and Job Demands Analysis for clients over the UK: including, Devon, Bristol, Kent, London, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Bedfordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Yorkshire and Northern Ireland.

Gail Kovacs

Capita Health Solutions

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I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Alison Biggs from Healthywork Ltd. The reason is simple: she will provide the service that you require.

Healthywork delivered approx 750 Ergonomic Assessment to the customer Royal Bank of Scotland, and other companies in the RBS group such as in Reading, London, Nottingham, Farnborough. Including Direct Line based in Croydon, London, NIG Insurance, Churchill Insurance, Coutts, and Drummonds all based in London etc. Assessments were conducted all over the UK as bank branch based and regional office based assessments were also required.

Fiona Colegrave

AME

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Alison has carried out 100s of assessments for AME some of which have involved multi disciplinary work with other stakeholders such as physiotherapists, computer technicians. Her work with the NHS and medical knowledge has brought an enhanced level of credibility to the work based employment assessment that she undertakes.

Clients trust her, she is diplomatic and highly professional at all times even when placed under considerable pressure to meet tight deadlines and juggle conflicting priorities.

Andy Taylor, Access Made Easy

HTG Trading (trading as Hubbard)

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If you use Healthywork you will receive an unbiased, factual assessment on an individual and their circumstances, constructed in such a way that is helpful to both parties.

Malcolm Paxman

Somek and Associates

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I have known and worked with Alison Biggs of Healthywork since 2003. I have always found her to be extremely professional and committed any work project, and very knowledgeable about her specialist field.

Ergonomic Assessments and Functional Capacity Assessments for Medico-legal cases provided in Essex, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and London.

Alison Somek

Axminster Carpets

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Our HR advisor has read your report and said it was the best she has read in 35 years!

Worksite Assessment performed in Axminster, Devon.

Adam Clark

Watford Borough Council

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Thanks very much for the (Functional Capacity) report which we have found extremely useful

Nicola Sharp

Enable Therapy Services Ltd

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Enable Therapy Services Ltd has used the services of Healthywork Ltd on many occasions over the last 18 months.

We have found their services efficient and their reports excellent.

They continue to be our first choice when requiring vocational related assessments/reports.

Ergonomic Assessments, Functional Capacity Assessments and Vocational Assessments provided in Glocester, Kent, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, West Sussex, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire and Avon.

Julie Kendall, Wetherby

Avantek Computer Ltd

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Alison @healthywork provided a very comprehensive report with recommendations to suit our clients needs. A very professional service.

Ergonomic Assessments provided in Bath, Oxford and Leicestershire.

Tony Lees, Avantek Computer Ltd, Leicestershire

OTAL Ltd

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An Ergonomic Assessment provided by Healthywork was well worth the money. The chair has been set up correctly, and is now more comfortable for the user and we have purchased the desktop equipment they suggested and this along with correct layout and improved positioning has really helped towards resolving the discomfort experienced.

Linda Marston Human Resource Manager OTAL Limited - HO Birmingham Innovative solutions to and from West Africa

David Higham Associates

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They (the employees) were all happy with the work you did on the day you came in. Thanks a lot for your help. (Workstation Risk Assessments, November 2011)

Tine Nielsen David Higham Associates

Snows Group

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We are extremely impressed with the service you have provided and will definitely keep your details on file for any future issues. (FCE performed November 2011)

Samantha Cheesman Group HR Officer, Snows Group

HEFCE

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We all enjoyed our recent training update, it was really useful and informative. I have completed 2 ergonomic assessments since the training and I found it really helped.

(Ergonomic Training delivered, 2012)

Judith Fowler, Assistant Facilities Manager, HEFCE

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

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Alison provided workstation assessments and advice during our relocation. Although we are a small organisation it was important to obtain professional and expert help and I would recommend Alison to others without hesitation. (Workstation Risk Assessments and Ergonomic Assessments 2012)

Kathryn Swanston, Chief Executive, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

CRF Institute/Britains Top Employers

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Our visit from Alison was an eye-opener. We thought that we knew what we were doing but every single team member learned something new. We learned how to use our equipment properly, we learned how to sit properly and we have all made adjustments to how we work since her visit. Everyone in the team has given feedback since that they are more comfortable in their daily work, and one person who has been in pain for months has changed her position and is now pain-free. Alison is friendly, easy to work with and great value for money. As manager, I thought that I would have to invest in a lot of new equipment but the reality is simply that we weren’t using what we had properly. I would definitely use Alison again and will write a workstation assessment into our on-boarding process for any new employees joining our team.

Eleanor Nickerson, Manager CRF Institute/Britains Top Employers

Viridor Ltd

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I found today’s assessment very helpful indeed, and am trying my best to keep my keyboard as close to me as possible – makes a big difference when I do, it’s even increased my speed and accuracy, lol.

Also, and more to the point, the pain in my back hasn’t got any worse today, and I haven’t used the wrist support, so having my arms supported (on arm rests) is clearly doing something for them already.

V. Jones Viridor Ltd

Basetek Ltd

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The feedback from the staff is very positive and they all found it very interesting. (DSE Risk Assessments and Ergonomics Education sessions).

Françoise Ashfield BaseTek Ltd