Frequently Asked Questions about Healthywork Services:

How quickly can an assessment be arranged?

Assessments can be arranged within 48 hours at the convenience of the individual and the employer, if urgent, but usually it is within 1-2 weeks once we have received all of the required paperwork. A longer time scale is required if medical evidence, reports and consents need to be obtained. Use of email can speed up the process.

Who needs to be present at the assessment?

The assessor and the individual attend the appointment. The individual can have someone with them, such as a friend, family member or a union representative if they wish.

Where is an assessment usually conducted?

Confidential discussion is held in a meeting room. Then they may go to view the all of the work task locations. We can also conduct some appointments via video call.

If the questions to be answered encompass several of the services, what should be arranged?

An individual may require several of the Healthywork Ltd services. Therefore the request can be adapted to the situation and one assessment may be able to cover a variety of requirements. We can be flexible to specific requests.

If the individual is on long term sick leave, how can they be assessed?

In many situations it is suitable to conduct assessments whilst the individual is on sick leave, in order to assess what is going on at that stage and to begin planning the return to work process. For instance, it is suitable to conduct an Ergonomic Workstation Assessment, prior to the return to work, so that equipment and other recommendations can be implemented in conjunction with the return to work schedule. These can then be in place from the first day back to work.

Who does the report go to?

Sensitive reports which include medical information and complex recommendations are read by the individual first. Any corrections or comments they make are then considered by the assessor. The final copy of the report is then emailed to the person named on the Referral Form. This is usually the person who initiated the referral.

Non-medical reports are emailed directly out. Within the report it is requested that the individual is given a copy of the report. Advice and information is enclosed which is useful for them to read and implement.

Who actions the recommendations such as ordering of the equipment?

The referrer usually establishes who will be implementing the recommendations. It is usually the employer’s role to do this, and it is usual to discuss the recommendations with all involved, including the assessed individual.

ACAS provide further advice about using Occupational Health Services, which may be helpful.

These are the frequently asked questions about Healthywork Services. Contact us if you have further queries.

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CRF Institute/Britains Top Employers

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

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

Sensory Dimensions

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Many thanks indeed for the report.  Very thorough and a lot for us to do to help our member of staff.

I really appreciate the quick turn around.  (May 2017)

Simon Hails
Sensory Dimensions

Avantek Computer Ltd

Healthywork Clients - Avantek

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

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

Qualification Curriculum Authority

Healthywork Clients - QCDA

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

Somek and Associates

Healthywork Clients - Somek

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

Survey feedback following a DSE Assessment

Well worth having a trained professional actually observe you at your workspace as small adjustments can improve comfort and health.

Sept 2017

Anonymous

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

Healthywork Clients - Top employers

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

Capital International

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