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Loch Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Managing absence

Proactive Absence Management (PAM)™

Our Proactive Absence Management (PAM)™ is a unique service combining expertise from across the Loch Associates Group to give you practical and definitive advice on how to manage both long and short-term absences.

Our HR Medical Specialists work on your behalf to identify the root causes of absence, and whether an absence is genuine.  They can provide you with confidential reports providing advice on the best way forward to help you manage the employee with the goal of minimising absences.

They can manage the process for you and liaise with GPs and other medical specialists.   They are medical experts with experience in HR and understand complex and sensitive medical conditions including mental health issues, cancer or terminal illnesses.  This means they can manage the difficult conversations your managers may not know how to handle.  They can also manage return to work meetings for you, and provide advice on the best way to help get an employee back to work as soon as possible.

Occupational Health Services

Loch Associates Group can help you to focus on improving productivity in the workplace through our team of Occupational Health advisors. Our team of qualified HR Medical Specialists support clients in reducing sickness absences and improving the health of their teams and work with Occupational Health advisors to provide a fully rounded service. We offer this service either on an ad-hoc basis or as part of your Flexi Retainer with us. This is all part of PAM™ – our Proactive Absence Management service.

Looking after your staff

Wellness checks

As an employer, you have a legal duty of care to all your workers.  Increasingly, staff expect you to take proactive steps to do this. You also benefit from looking after your staff’s health by reducing absences and improving productivity.  Our Wellness Checks can help you achieve this.  They give you an insight into the health of your workforce across several key health risks, including cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease.  Your anonymised workforce report allows you to spot trends and develop wellbeing strategies to improve the health of your employees.

Our Wellness Checks not only provide employees with an insight into their own health which they see as a benefit,  but allows employers to take proactive steps to minimise the risk of absences from work through ill-health.

Food and allergy intolerance testing

Food intolerances can affect an employee’s ability to work effectively. Our food intolerance testing can help employees understand what may be affecting them by looking at 57 of the most common foods and allergies. The results can help employers to understand their employee’s health risks and enables you to work together to minimise exposure to allergens at work.

A1C Glucose testing

This quick and easy test provides a result in minutes, showing your employees their risk of developing diabetes.  An early diagnosis means your employees can take control of their health before it impacts on their ability to work.  Not only that, but an early diagnosis can prevent them developing a life-changing disease.

Prostate screening test

An early diagnosis of Prostate Cancer can mean the difference between life and death.  Our Prostate Screening is a quick and easy test which provides your employees with peace of mind. If the results indicate a risk of Prostate Cancer, an early diagnosis allows the best possible chance for successful treatment.

Drug and alcohol testing

Drug and Alcohol testing at work can not only help you look after the welfare of your staff and comply with your health and safety obligations, but it can also help improve your staff’s productivity too. Our drug and alcohol testing can ensure your staff are fit and safe to work, reducing the risks to your business or staff from causing accidents or costly mistakes due to being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

First Aid Training

First Aid at Work

As well as meeting your legal obligations, when an employee is injured or becomes ill at work, a First Aider can make the difference between a quick recovery or longer-term health issues.  We provide a range of First Aid training to equip your staff with the skills they need to handle a range of first aid emergencies including CPR, choking, shock and minor injuries, along with more serious conditions including heart attacks, spinal injuries, fractures and anaphylaxis.

Our certified courses provide you with evidence that you are meeting your health and safety obligations, whilst giving your staff the confidence to cope with a first aid emergency at work.

Paediatric and baby first aid

If your staff care for a child or infant as part of their role, our specialist first aid training ensures they meet the standards required by OFQUAL, Ofsted and the CQC.  We can provide a range of courses so your staff can cope in a first aid emergency.  Our courses provide full certification which can be used to demonstrate your employees’ qualifications.

CPR training

Training your staff to administer CPR could mean the difference between life and death. Combined with emergency first aid training, CPR skills give your employees the confidence to cope in an emergency.

AED training

Automated external defibrillators allow your staff to administer a shock to someone suffering from cardiac arrest which can save their life.  AEDs are simple to use pieces of equipment that can improve the survival rates of someone experiencing a heart attack at work.  We can train your staff on when to use an AED and how they work, giving them the confidence to intervene and potentially save a life.

Medical Emergency Response Training (MERT)

Ensure your annual mandatory training requirements from the General Dental Council are met with Loch Wellbeing’s Medical Emergency Response Training.

What does the course cover?

Our MERT training fulfils all of your BDA, GDC and CQC requirements by covering the following: CPR, AED, chest pain, heart attacks, asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetic emergencies, epileptic seizures and choking management.

How to book

Loch Wellbeing’s MERT training is priced at £350 plus VAT. To book, get in touch with our team here.

Loch Associates Group also offer an innovative retainer. This enables you to access all of our services (employment law, HR, health & wellbeing and mediation) at a monthly cost of £300 plus VAT which rolls over each month if unused. Whether you are an existing retainer client, or interested in becoming one, our MERT training can be included in it.

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