Occupational Health Technician Training

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Occupational Health Technician Training

The Occupational Health Technician training course is conducted over three consecutive days. This comprehensive duration allows for in-depth learning and practical application of the skills and knowledge covered in the programme.

The main objectives of the Occupational Health Technician training course are to equip delegates with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform basic occupational health and safety tasks within their specific area of expertise, taking into account their individual backgrounds and qualifications.

Upon successful completion of the Occupational Health Technician training course, delegates will have the competence to perform a range of occupational health-related activities. This includes conducting basic environmental risk assessments and carrying out routine health screening functions. Delegates will possess the skills required to practice these activities either as independent practitioners or as valuable members of a multidisciplinary occupational health team.

Important Clarification on the Role of Occupational Health Technicians:

Our Occupational Health Technician (OHT) course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a wide range of medical assessments relevant to Technician Roles. However, it’s important to note that employers might have specific medical protocols that go beyond the scope of this course. In such cases, they may arrange additional training courses to cover these extra requirements.

Our course covers the following areas:

  • Audiometry: Frequency testing and ear examinations.
  • Spirometry: Assessing forced vital capacity.
  • Dermatology: Basic skin health checks.
  • General Health Assessments: Including blood pressure, height and weight measurements, urinalysis, and assessments like the K10, Epworth, and Alcohol Audit.
  • Vision Testing: Covering near and distance vision, colour blindness, and peripheral vision.
  • Musculoskeletal Assessments: Including grip strength.
  • Hand-Arm Vibration Assessments: Using Tier 1 & 2 questionnaires.

It is crucial to understand that completing our Occupational Health Technician (OHT) course does not qualify graduates to independently sign off on medical results or provide medical advice. OH Technicians must operate under the supervision of a qualified OH Nurse or Doctor. These supervisors are responsible for interpreting results and advising on them, in compliance with the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) Regulations and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Guidelines.

In line with these regulations, OH Technicians are trained to conduct assessments and collect data, but the interpretation and decision-making based on these results lie with qualified medical professionals. It is important to note that there have been instances of legal action taken by the HSE against individuals who provided advice beyond their scope of competency without qualified supervision.

For more detailed guidance on the role and responsibilities of OH Technicians, as well as the necessary qualifications for supervising these roles, please refer to the HSE guidelines and the Society of Occupational Medicine’s resources:

HSE Guidelines on Occupational Health Professional Competence

SOM’s ‘Careers for OH Technicians’ Guidelines

To gain a deeper understanding of the typical responsibilities and scope of Technician Roles in occupational health, as well as to explore additional training opportunities, we encourage you to browse the following detailed document from SOM:
SOM’s Guidelines on OH Technicians’ Scope of Practice

Occupational Health Technician Training

Description

CPD Accredited

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Main Benefits

  • No formal occupational health specialist qualifications required
  • Only 3 days long
  • Participants learn to perform basic environmental risk assessments and routine health screening functions
  • Covers all occupational health technician services
  • Includes both theory and practical training on real-life patients

Who Is This Course Suitable for?

This course is aimed at those with no formal occupational health specialist qualification, but who contribute to the delivery of occupational health and safety services within an organisation, including:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Designated first responders
  • On-site nurses
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Trainee occupational health advisors
  • Those appointed to perform health and safety procedures within a company

Training Program

The course program includes training on the following:

  • Medical History Questionnaire
  • Audiometry and Ear Examination
  • Spirometry
  • General Health: Urinalysis, Blood pressure, BMI, Alcohol Audit, K10 Psychometric Scoring, Epworth Sleepiness Scale
    Musculoskeletal/Mobility Checks
  • Dermatology
  • Visual Acuity Tests (Near, Distance, Colour, Peripheral)
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Display Screen Equipment Assessments

Trainer – Caitlin Callanan

Caitlin is a seasoned professional in the field of occupational health, bringing her extensive experience to Meduc8ion’s Occupational Health Technician Course as a trainer. Her background includes not only managing and overseeing occupational health services but also training new technicians in the field. This experience makes her exceptionally skilled in promoting wellbeing at the workplace. Her proven ability to mentor and guide emerging professionals positions her as an ideal trainer for our course.

Location and Overnight Stay

Our occupational health course takes place at our training centre located in Hinckley:

BHHC
6 New Buildings
Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE10 1HW

Due to the length of the course, we do understand that trainees may require accommodation in case they are not local to the area. We are able to offer assistance with this by providing accommodation at the local Premier Inn at discounted rates. Prices are subject to availability and the time of year. In case you need to make any required arrangements, please contact us on 01455 245 740, or email admin@meduc8.co.uk.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive two certificates: a personalised course completion certificate from Meduc8ion, valid for three years, and a separate certificate confirming your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. We recommend undertaking a refresher course upon the expiry of your three-year certificate to stay current in your field.

Pricing and Payment

The pricing of this course is only £995.00. This includes three days of training with lunch provided.

Please note that we now offer an interest-free monthly payment service in order to provide you with the option of spreading the cost of the course.

Please do read through our terms and conditions which can be found here.

*Please be aware this qualification does not allow you to sign off your own work, this would need to be a completed qualified GMC doctor or nurse.

Book Your Spot

In order to secure your place for this course, please click here and select the available date that is suitable for you.

Alternatively, you could contact our expert team with your booking enquiry:

Email: admin@meduc8.co.uk

Telephone: 01455 245 740 (Available between 9:00am-4:30pm from Monday to Friday)

Trainers

Caitlin is a seasoned professional in the field of occupational health, bringing her extensive experience to Meduc8ion’s Drug & Alcohol Training Course as a trainer. Her background includes not only managing and overseeing occupational health services but also training new technicians in the field. This experience makes her exceptionally skilled in promoting wellbeing at the workplace. Her proven ability to mentor and guide emerging professionals positions her as an ideal trainer for our course.

22 reviews for Occupational Health Technician Training

  1. Maria

    The course was very useful, Maybe extra information if you are going to be doing the sign off for nurses/ doctors. Caitlyn was amazing, very helpful, explains every detail.

  2. Catriona

    Incredibly helpful and comprehensive, thank you

  3. Miguel

    I find using the instruments its very useful, Caitlyn was very calm and very supportive.

  4. Sherri Smith

    Audiology and optical segments of the course was useful, Very well presented all topics.

  5. Dean Thomas

    Very useful

  6. Aysen

    Well informative and useful

  7. John Dimascio

    Course was well-structured, very helpful, comprehensive and excellent.

  8. Cheryl Patrice

    Audiometry and spirometry was very useful. Lovely and patient trainer, given all info needed. I would recommend this course.

  9. Omotayo Olufayo

    The course was very useful and covered all the aspects.

  10. Sandra Green

    Fantastic course & presenter Dani had a lot of patience & explain things, so we could understand it. I would highly recommend this course. Thank you

  11. John Carns

    OHT course was very informative, learned a great deal of info. Very happy, Thank you very much

  12. Roy Patrick

    Comprehensive training, clear and friendly. Thankyou

  13. Simeon Stoynov

    Explanations about urine and oral drug tests and chain of custody found particularly useful. The teacher was very good at explaining things and clearly very experienced.

  14. Daniel Burns

    Maybe if I came into the course without experience, however I understand everything perfectly. The practical elements, getting used to unfamiliar equipment. Well done Dani, Thank you

  15. Sharon

    The course tutor, Grace, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Each topic was interesting and comprehensive information available. We were able to interact with each other and ask as many questions as we wished.

  16. E Carroll

    The OHT course was very informative and great pace & delivery of information.

  17. Raquel Sampaio

    Excellent Clarification through all the aspects of the OHT course.

  18. Simon Spinks

    Really enjoyed, Very informative, Learned a great deal of info. Very well structured. A+

  19. Nadeem Khan

    I really enjoyed the OHT course, Certainly a comprehensive course. The OSCE day is one of the upsides of the course.

  20. Louise Biggins

    Absolutely fantastic. Enjoyed it so much and learnt loads

  21. Olufemi Oderinde (verified owner)

    Session was very educative and informative. Good stuff !!!

  22. Magdalena Macheridou

    Very informative, Good explanation and support. Very happy, Thank you very much

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