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Managers can refer staff for assessment where there is concern that a health problem may be affecting attendance, performance or safety.
The range of problems which may lead to management referral include:
Members of staff may also self-refer to OH and they will generally be seen for one appointment. If the problem has implications for work, the OH Adviser will talk through options for dealing with the situation. The Adviser may recommend that a formal management referral is made so that OH reviews can be set up if needed.
It can be useful for managers to meet with OH and HR to discuss a management referral. Case Conferences are a useful way of:
The OH Advisor will offer advice to employees with concerns about their working environment and office set up.
Workplace visits may also include carrying out environmental monitoring of work areas with regard to ergonomics, occupational hygiene and safety. These activities are often carried out in conjunction with the University’s Health and Safety team.