Occupational Health Unit
The University Occupational Health Unit provides a service to protect health at work, to assess and advise on fitness for work and to help manage health issues effectively. The Occupational Health Unit supports the University in complying with health and safety law, with employment law and forms part of the University's risk management process.
The Occupational Health Unit also provides a screening and referral service for healthcare students, pharmacy students, social care students, microbiology students and student teachers in line with fitness to practice standards.
Fitness assessment: The Occupational includes assessment of fitness to work for employees and fitness to train or study for various students including healthcare, pharmacy, teaching and social care students.
Health surveillance: The Occupational Health Unit monitors the health of staff where surveillance is required, under Health and Safety legislation.
Vaccinations and travel advice: The Occupational Health Unit provides vaccinations required for work, or for work in connection with travel overseas.
Eyesight tests: Display screen equipment (DSE) users can have eye and eyesight tests arranged by the Occupational Health Unit. A DSE risk assessment must be undertaken before contacting the Occupational Health Unit.
Treatment services: LJMU hosts several treatment services which can benefit staff and students. The Occupational Health Unit does not provide treatment services.