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 full funding 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-approved providers. 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:
- Take a look at how the process works
- Find out more about what tests are carried out and what happens during an Occupational Health Assessment.
- Look at the JIB-approved OHA providers and consider who might best suit your needs. You need to book your assessments directly with your chosen provider.
- Communicate this information to your eligible staff.
How does it work?
Check out our easy step-by-step guide to undertaking OHAs
Case Study: FB Taylor
Read one company’s experience of booking OHAs
Choose your OHA provider
See the JIB-approved providers you can book with