Occupational Health Assessments

As an employer, you have a duty to ensure your employees are protected from work-based health risks.

JIB membership provides even greater support to help you meet your occupational health responsibilities.

JIB members can receive a funding contribution for Occupational Health Assessments for all operatives that participate in the JIB Benefits Scheme.

Each operative can receive one funded Occupational Health Assessment (OHA) every three years, via one of our JIB suggested-OHA providers or search for a SEQQHS provider here. You can obtain this funding from ECIS up to the cost of the OHA, or £85 (excl. VAT), whichever is the lowest amount.

You do not have to send your employees for assessments. However, this facility is funded as part of the JIB Benefits Scheme and the new OHA arrangements will help to deliver various benefits including improved compliance with health and safety law, and meeting client and/or main contractor occupational health requirements.

This doesn’t affect Bupa private medical cover, which remains in place. This occupational health benefit replaces only the Bupa personal health assessments, which were undertaken periodically by operatives.

By implementing an occupational health programme, you can protect your most valuable resource, reduce sickness absence and enhance the sustainability, reputation and profitability of your business. We encourage you to take advantage of this valuable new benefit from the JIB.

What to do next

To get started we recommend that you:

  1. Take a look at how the process works
  2. Find out more about what tests are carried out and what happens during an Occupational Health Assessment.
  3. Look at the JIB suggested OHA providers or search for a SEQQHS provider here and consider who might best suit your needs. You need to book your assessments directly with your chosen provider. 
  4. Communicate this information to your eligible staff.

Almost all our operatives have now completed their first JIB OHA and the feedback I’ve received from them has been very positive. We offer assessments every year and in three years’ time we will take advantage of the next available funding. We have found our Occupational Health provider to be very responsive, helpful and flexible and we’re absolutely delighted with the service we’ve received so far.

Michael Fallon, Commercial Director, W Portsmouth

How does it work?

Check out our easy step-by-step guide to undertaking OHAs

Read guide

Case Study: FB Taylor

Read one company’s experience of booking OHAs

Read case study

Choose your OHA provider

See the JIB-approved providers you can book with

Choose provider


Read more Q&A about this new initiative

Read FAQ’s

What is tested?

Discover which tests are carried out during an OHA

Read about OHA

Download a briefing sheet

Share an overview of the JIB OHA with your staff

Download briefing sheet

About the JIB

The JIB works within the electrical contracting industry to set the highest employment standards and regulate relations between employers and employees.

Benefits of Membership

Regardless of company size, JIB membership offers electrical contractors an industry recognised employment package.