Skin Assessments

skin assessment screening vehicle

How Often Should You Do Skin Assessments?

Exposure to several substances may cause skin irritation which, if unprotected, may lead to skin dermatitis or hypersensitivity. These can include:

  • Solvents used in paint, adhesive or other surface coatings
  • Oils and grease
  • Degreasers, descalers and detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Bitumen or asphalt
  • Epoxy resins and hardeners
  • Sealants
  • Release agents (mould oils) used by farm workers

The purpose of skin surveillance is to recognise individuals who are at risk and, if confirmed, take further action to protect them.

COSHH (the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations require regular health surveillance and skin assessments to monitor employee’s health in relation to the substances they use in the course of their work.

At Sound Advice we have a team of mobile occupational health experts who can come to your location and carry out any assessments you require. Our nurses and doctors can also follow up with any employees who might need further assessment, should any problems be detected in the initial assessment.

Call our team today on 0845 862 8040 for more information or to schedule an appointment.