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The Importance of Health Screenings in the Workplace

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The Importance of Health Screenings in the Workplace

Keeping employees healthy and safe should be a priority for employers and one way to do this is by providing them with access to health screenings. These can make all the difference when it comes to a thriving work force. They are one part of how an employer can get proactive about worker safety, leading employees to feel valued and respected in their environment as well as helping boost morale within the business. The importance of health screenings in the workplace cannot be underestimated especially with the below range of benefits that come with it.

1. Allows early detection

It is known that healthy employees lead to a healthy business. These screening programmes give employees the opportunity to identify potential problems before symptoms appear, providing valuable insights into their condition. The advantages of early detection include:

  • Quicker intervention which prevents conditions worsening.
  • Reduces absenteeism from work because of a healthy workforce.
  • Reduces healthcare costs because of less illnesses.

Quicker intervention means that if there are any unhealthy conditions found, then the screening will find it, allowing that employee to seek medical help and preventing the condition from worsening. It prevents them from having to take time out of work in order to make appointments with a healthcare provider for check ups.

It gives them the peace of mind that their health concerns are being looked after and prevents them from becoming unexpectedly ill. By identifying an employee with high blood pressure and cholesterol, it can help to identify the risk of heart disease, allowing them to take action to prevent further damage to their state of being.

Within the past few years, it has been important for businesses and healthcare facilities to screen and test for Covid-19.

This minimises the spread of the virus within the workplace and helps identify COVID-19 symptoms before they spread. 

Servisource Occupational Healthcare are leading providers of Covid-19 PCR & Antigen Testing onsite for clients, ensuring a better and safer work environment for all. PCR & Antigen Testing is required for a variety of reasons: when travelling abroad, returning from abroad, returning to work or just for peace of mind, especially when in contact with those who are vulnerable or elderly. 

Why Choose Servisource Occupational Health for Covid-19 Testing:

– Travel Clearance Certificate available.
– Fast Results within 12-36 hours.
– All testing performed by Registered General Nurses.
– Discounted Local Rates.

2. Helps increase productivity

They are a necessary and effective way to keep employees healthy, happy and productive. By offering them, employers are sending a message to their staff that their well-being matters. When employees feel that their employer cares about their health, they are more likely to feel motivated and engaged in their work. They become more mindful and more aware of how to stay healthy, therefore leading to a better lifestyle.

Did You Know?

Nearly 40% of Irish workers are struggling with everyday life due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is according to a study by Laya Healthcare, which found that 91% of respondents reported an increase in anxiety.

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These statistics underline the importance of these check ups. When employers take conscious steps to place employees’ health as a priority, it demonstrates their commitment and concern for their well being. In turn, employers can reap the rewards of increased productivity where employees feel supported.

Promoting a culture of health and wellness in work can foster a less stressed and engaged workforce, which can translate into a positive impact on the company’s growth.

3. Attracts and retains employees

Employees take pride in being a part of an organisation that values their well-being, creating a sense of loyalty and commitment to the company. Offering this service can help retain current employees and attract new talent, as employees are more likely to stay with a company that values them. By prioritizing them, companies can create a culture of wellness along with the below benefits:

  • Helps to build trust, reinforcing the company’s commitment to employees by showing concern and care.
  • Reduces absenteeism – if a serious problem is identified early, it can be prevented, therefore reducing the need for replacement staff.
  • It attracts potential employees who see it as a huge benefit, preventing them from visiting healthcare services outside of work, which can interfere with their home life.

Prioritising health is a smart investment for any business looking to keep their workforce strong and productive. Employees are also more inclined to apply for work that provides this service, as it is seen as a great benefit within today’s competitive job market.

Occupational Health Screening with Servisource

We are a leading supplier of High Quality Occupational Health Services and provide a confidential, professional service with a state of the art online medical booking system. Onsite and mobile screening is available and the following are just a few of the testing services we have on offer:

  • Blood Pressure checks.
  • Covid19 PCR & Antigen Testing.
  • ECG Cardiology Screening.
  • Optical Eye Tests.
  • Blood Tests.
  • Lung Function Tests.

Servisource’s aim is to educate and inform employees through our Employee Wellness Programme, which advises on developing individual practical changes to promote physical, mental and social wellbeing and is carried out through seminars and lunch time talks.

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The importance of providing this service in the workplace cannot be underestimated. They are an important way to catch potential health issues early and provide employees with the appropriate resources to help treat them.

Investing in them regularly can also improve morale, productivity and overall company performance while improving retention rates. It creates a healthier and happier working environment which is something every organisation should strive towards.

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