Health Surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks. These health checks may be required by law for employees who are exposed to certain risk factors during the course of doing their jobs.
These can include but are not limited to things like noise or vibration, ionising radiation, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air.
Health Surveillance is a legal requirement and should not be confused with:
Health surveillance can sometimes be used to help identify where more needs to be done to control risks and where early signs of work-related ill health are detected, employers should take action to prevent further harm and protect employees.