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Start Occupational Health

Proactively managing the health of your workforce and creating a healthy, safe and legally compliant working environment.

What is Occupational Health?

Occupational Health is the specialist branch of medicine that ensures the health and wellbeing of employees in the workplace.

The World Health Organisation defines Occupational Health as follows: “Occupational Health deals with all aspects of health and safety in the workplace and has a strong focus on primary prevention of hazards. The health of the workers has several determinants, including risk factors at the workplace leading to cancers, accidents, musculoskeletal diseases, respiratory diseases, hearing loss, circulatory diseases, stress related disorders and communicable diseases and others”.

How can Start Occupational Health help your business?

Start Occupational Health is owned and run by Dr Rupert Hall-Smith, a senior specialist occupational physician with over 20 years experience of working with a wide range of organisations spanning all sectors of commerce and industry.

Bespoke service

We will work in partnership with you to understand the specific needs of your organisation and develop an occupational health service that meets your requirements.

Flexible and cost effective Occupational Health solutions

Start Occupational Health is based in the South West but can provide a nationwide service that includes face to face, telemedicine consultations by video or telephone, health surveillance and site visits.

Clear and unambiguous advice

Assessments will be conducted as soon as possible after referral and our medical reports will provide unambiguous advice. We will guide you through the referral process and our reports will enable you to manage the case and fulfil your obligations under any relevant employment legislation such as The Equality Act, Health and Safety at Work Act.


Feel free to contact us

Please feel free to contact us for an informal, no obligation discussion about your requirements or for further information about our services.

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