What is an Occupational Health Technician Training Course?

What is Occupational Health?

Occupational health services are a vital part of keeping businesses going and growing. Studies have shown that good health is good for businesses, and that the healthier a company is physically and mentally, the healthier it is financially.

Up to 170 million days are lost at the cost of £100 billion each and every year, with that figure only increasing over the past 18 months as the COVID-19 crisis has taken its toll. Now more than ever, occupational health technicians are desperately needed.

Meduc8ion are committed to providing the very best training available to ensure that you are able to effectively deal with the many complications that arise in day-to-day life and work.

Occupational health services are a vital part of keeping businesses going and growing. Studies have shown that good health is good for businesses, and that the healthier a company is physically and mentally, the healthier it is financially.

Up to 170 million days are lost at the cost of £100 billion each and every year, with that figure only increasing over the past 18 months as the COVID-19 crisis has taken its toll. Now more than ever, occupational health technicians are desperately needed.

Meduc8ion are committed to providing the very best training available to ensure that you are able to effectively deal with the many complications that arise in day-to-day life and work.

What is an Occupational Health Technician?

An OHT is a specially-trained occupational health practitioner trained to use a multitude of tests and procedures in order to ascertain the health and fitness of workers and their ability to carry out various tasks.

A qualified OHT will be able to form the following procedures through our SEQOHS (Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service) accredited training courses:

  • Industrial Audiometry (and theory)
  • Industrial Spirometry (and theory)
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Pressure Reading
  • Body Mass Index Evaluation
  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale Testing
  • Alcohol Audit
  • Medical History Assessment
  • Psychometric Scoring
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment
  • Vision Screening (Including the use of Snellen Charts, Confrontational Visual Fields Testing and Ishihara Plates)
  • Functional Examination for Fitness for Role

The breadth and scale of training we offer is to ensure that, once your course is completed, you have all the knowledge and practical experience to be fully competent in your new and improved role.

Who is the course aimed at?

Unlike other practitioners, Meduc8ion offer our courses to anyone and everyone; experienced or inexperienced. So, whether you have no formal occupational health specialist qualification but wish to contribute to the health and safety of your organization, or you merely wish to add a few extra strings to your already well-versed bow, there’s something on offer for everyone. Indeed, our courses allow for participants to choose exactly which areas they wish to learn about – everything is opt-in.

What are the incentives?

Not only will you be able to guarantee the safety and good health of your fellow colleagues and professionals, but qualified OHTs can command very good salaries as part of a wider business.

The benefits to companies include:

  • Reduced Sickness Absence
  • The Prevention and Removal of Health Risks in the Workplace
  • Ensuring That Businesses Meet Statutory Responsibilities
  • The Provision of Screening and Surveillance Services to Spot Early Signs of Ill Health
  • Independent and Professional Diagnosis/Prognosis and Advice
  • Increased Productivity and Staff Retention
  • Improved Mental and Physical Health and Wellbeing

 

To enrol on a course, or to simply find out more, why not get in touch with our course leader, Emma, on emma@meduc8ion.co.uk or call 01455 245740. Alternatively, you can book a course online here.

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