Welcome to Occupational Health
Occupational Health (OH) aims to complement the University's academic reputation by providing a support service that promotes and preserves both the physical and mental wellbeing of all staff.
Working alongside our colleagues in the Safety and Environmental Protection Services we assist in ensuring that the work environment is safe and that a person's health is not adversely affected by their work activities.
The Occupational Health team comprises of a small team of our Occupational Health specialist doctor, nurses and adminstrative personnel who:
- devise preventative strategies for identifying and controlling hazards to health arising from work
- assist in fulfilling statutory and regulatory requirements to ensure that the health of staff and others is not adversely affected by their work
- provide an employment health assessment process
- provide pro-active management of sickness absence
- ensure that work health issues are appropriately managed
Our team also provides specific services to medical, veterinary, dental and nursing students.
We provide an advisory service whose role is to provide impartial advice regarding fitness for work to line managers who are responsible for staff and monitoring and control of sickness absence. This advice is aimed at assisting employees to regain and retain their good health and return to a suitable job as soon as their recovery allows.
Information about the role of the Occupational Health Unit in the University is available here in our leaflet What we do Information for Heads of School and Line Managers can be found here.
Information for Employees referred to Occupational Health can be found here.
Occupational Health is located at 63 Oakfield Avenue. The map below illustrates the location of the Unit (E10 on campus map).
Occupational Health provides the following services:
- to protect your health whilst at work
- to assess and advise on your ongoing fitness for work
- to ensure that work related health issues are managed effectively.
- Fitness Assessment
- Advice relating to concerns at work
For some aspects of work, Occupational Health monitors the health of University employees. This includes areas where people work with respiratory sensitisers and those working in noisy environments.
Occupational Health is unable to provide a treatment service. All staff and students are advised to register with a GP close to where they live. The Barclay Medical Practice based in the Fraser Building can offer advice and treatment to those registered there and, in an emergency, to visitors and staff/students not registered.
Employees can contact Occupational Health by telephone on 0141 330 7171 in order to arrange a confidential appointment to discuss the effects of their health on their work, or of their work on their health, in order to receive advice and support.
Psychology and Psychiatry
Employees can be referred through one of the Occupational Health Advisers to either the University Psychological or Psychiatric Services.