As an employer, night workers are entitled to regular health checks and you are required to offer repeat assessments. There are also a number of benefits, including:
- Demonstrating compliance with HSE regulations
- Providing a cost-effective triage method that enables employers to focus on providing further assistance
- Highlighting employee medical conditions that may become worse by working at night
- Providing recommendations to support employees transitioning to night work
The night-worker screening questionnaire is available either online or in a paper format. An employee completes the questionnaire alongside a signed consent form, the results are then reviewed by our specialist occupational health nurses and a telephone call may be arranged to discuss issues that may have been highlighted.
A fitness letter will then be created, which will confirm if the employee is suitable for night work (with or without adjustments) or recommend further investigation by a specialist before a decision can be made.
In the event that an employee is deemed not fit for night work, or there are concerns that require further assessment, we will recommend to you the most suitable course of action. This may include a follow-up phone call with our clinical team, a more detailed physical assessment, or that further medical history be provided.