Occupational Health

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 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.

Occupational Health Service

Room C132
Wheatley Campus
Wheatley OX33 1HX