Workers Health Ltd provides an on-line or paper screen questionnaire for Night Worker Assessments.
A night worker is an employee who is scheduled to work at least 3 hours of his/her daily working time during night time on the majority of days on which he/she is scheduled to work. Night time is defined as the period between 11 pm and 6 am.
Night workers are entitled to a voluntary health assessment to check whether they are fit for their role. Very few health problems will prevent people being able to work at night, and where there is a medical problem which could be relevant it will almost always be possible for the person to be able to work during night hours with suitable modifications.
A repeat assessment must be offered regularly and will be coordinated with your contact at Workers Health Ltd.
The employer must offer suitable other work where possible if a worker has health problems that a doctor says are most likely related to night working.
Employers must keep confidential records of:
- the health assessments (for 2 years)
- dates when assessments were offered (especially when a worker declines the assessment)