Occupational Health Service

Services

We advise managers and employees on health related matters which effect employees work.

Professional standards including confidentiality

The Occupational Health (OH) practitioners are governed by strict confidentiality and codes of conduct.

Professional Standards

Referral advice

Advice and guidance for managers and employees regarding referral to OH by managers and by self referral.

Self referral

Attendance management

Management referral

  • Return to work strategies (phased return info)

Ill health retiral

Statutory health surveillance

Under certain circumstances, staff may require health surveillance which the OHU undertake.

  • Lung function testing
  • Skin surveillance
  • Audiometry testing
  • Night/shift worker screening/assessments
  • Radiation medicals
  • Asbestos medicals

Vaccinations

Since the University of Edinburgh implemented its Coronavirus contingency plan, the Occupational Health Service (OHS) has been operating with personnel working remotely from home and this will continue for the foreseeable future.  

As a result we are currently offering limited appointments for Travel and Hepatitis B vaccinations.  Please contact Occupational.Health@ed.ac.uk to arrange an appointment if required.

For further information, please see the links below;

Travel Health

Policy and guidance development and advice

The OHU is involved in various Policy and guidance development throughout the University, especially in conjunction with Human Resources.

Occupational ill health reporting

Any employee who feels he / she is suffering from a health problem which may be work related, should contact the Occupational Health Unit to discuss the problem.

Vision screening

The OHU no longer undertakes vision screening for minibus drivers or DSE use. Please see the following links for guidance.

Training

Various training and participation in training is carried out by Advisers including (but not limited to):

  • training for managers in effective referral
  • SCOTPIL training
  • induction or welcome days
  • guidance on certain medical conditions
  • mental health awareness training for managers

Please contact your manager or the HR Department for attendance at these courses.

Participation in Health and Safety Committee

The Occupational Health Manager sits on the University Health and Safety Committee.

University Health and Safety Committee

The OHU is involved in various Policy and guidance development throughout the University, especially in conjunction with Human Resources.

Feedback

Satisfaction survey

Please take a few moments of your time to help us improve our services to you. All feedback is strictly confidential and greatly appreciated.