Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd
H2. Occupational Health Standards
9 April, 2014
Submitted: 9 May, 2014
At MBD, we have recently changed our Occupational Health provider to Ayrshire Medical Services (http://roseannesavage.vpweb.co.uk/) in order to encourage a more proactive and professional service. Our provider has noted their interest in becoming accredited against the SEQOHS standard and will progress this over the coming months.
Our contract with Ayrshire Medical Services allows us to make absence management referrals, undertake health surveillance, medical screening and advice. Employees can also make a self referral and receive a free lifestyle check. Our provider visits our head office one day a month with bi-annual checks at our smaller sites. During these visits they will also undertake health awareness sessions, such as alcohol awareness, know your numbers (high blood pressure and diabetes checks as an example.
We are also proactive in conducting testing with regards to noise, vibration and air quality in order to improve the working environment and prevent ill health or injury. To support the above we are currently on the development of a comprehensive OH policy.
As part of our employee benefits package we also offer private medical insurance for all employees.
We are proactively working with our OH providers to ensure they become accredited to the relevant standard by Autumn 2014.