How does the JIB and CBH partnership benefit me as an employer?
The JIB/CBH partnership exists to safeguard the work-related health of electrical operatives while they are doing their job. A work-related health check identifies and sources recommendations to protect your workers’ health. This reduces absenteeism, risk of litigation and retains skilled workers.
You will also have access to CBH’s bespoke online health check tool, CHAT (Construction Health Action Toolkit).
Health records will be kept on a central database that can be accessed securely online from any site location by your appointed Occupational Health Service Provider (OHSP).
There are also guidance materials and resources available for your use.
You can call the JIB/CBH advice line with any queries about managing your employees’ work-related health.
You will have access to CBH accredited OHSPs to carry out health checks.
Tax relief is available for all employers providing Occupational Health support to their workers. They can claim against corporation tax as a legitimate expense.
How does a CBH work-related health check differ from the existing employee Bupa health check?
Health checks undertaken by Bupa (or similar organisations) generally focus on general health and do not target work-related health risks.
How do I find a CBH accredited Occupational Health Service Provider?
You will have access to the OHSP area on the CBH website where a list is available.
How is employee health information used?
Employee health records are used to inform you that an employee has attended appropriate health checks. They also specify the type of check carried out and recommendations to protect your employee’s health if necessary.
What if I have a specific query about occupational health, can CBH help me?
CBH cannot give specific health advice about on an individual. However, CBH can help with general advice. Please email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01293 586786 and ask for guidance.
What should I be doing about my employees’ work-related health checks?
As an employer you should be undertaking health checks to identify work-related health risks that might affect your workers.
CBH provides a useful matrix, which helps employers to identify the relevant health checks regarding both the employees’ job role and related health risk.
You should then engage with a suitable Occupational Health Service Provider (OHSP) that is CBH accredited to carry out the relevant health checks.
Who exactly can see employees work-related health records?
Health data is medically confidential and can only be viewed by health professionals. As the employer, you will have a health record, which confirms the health checks that have been undertaken for your employees and the outcome regarding fitness for the task. You, the employer will not have access to your employees’ medical information, neither will the site manager.
Why do my employees need CBH work-related checks?
The health checks identified by CBH are those required by law. They are part of the requirement to identify if an employee has experienced any health effects when undertaking specific work activities.