About us

  • Occupational Health (OH) is concerned with how work and the work environment can affect an employee's health, and how employee health can affect a person's ability to do the job.  The OH department aims to provide a high quality, responsive advice and support service to managers and employees at Oxford Brookes University.

    The OH Service at Brookes has both a day-to-day and strategic role.  The service provided is:

    • Advisory
    • Confidential 
    • Impartial

    OH Framework Policy (Word doc)

    OH will work with managers and staff to:

    • Prevent ill health by assessing and minimising risks to employees heath, safety and well-being
    • Support people to help keep them in work and, when absent because of health problems, help to get them back to work
    • Promote healthy lifestyles

    The department delivers a range of services to employees and managers at the University including:

    • Advice on fitness for work
    • Access to support including counselling
    • Health surveillance and screening
    • Advice on first aid arrangements

    The OH service is staffed by two part-time OH Advisers and two part-time Administrators.

    OH Advisers are experienced registered nurses with specialist postgraduate qualifications in occupational health nursing.

    Trained First-aiders are located within Faculties and Directorates to respond to first aid incidents across the University.