We offer your company high quality professional services delivered by a team of registered nurses with Occupational Health and Safety qualifications and experience. This service can be delivered on site, at your workplace, or at our offices.
We provide independent specialist Occupational Medicine Services to New Zealand businesses, through our team of Occupational Medicine Specialists and Occupational Medicine Doctors. Within our team we have experience across a very broad range of industry sectors, including Local Government, police, health, education, transport and logistics, manufacturing, construction, mining, oil and gas, primary industries, defence, and the maritime and the rail industry.
At Proactive, we focus on our Four Corners of Health approach to underpin the way in which we with the people in our care. Our Four Corners of Health approach focuses on Function (physical activity) Mindset, Nutrition (what we eat), and Sleep form the foundation of our health.
Understanding whether a prospective new employee is medically and physically able to manage the demands of a particular role is an extremely valuable part of the recruitment process and form the basis of front-line risk management.
Proactive can work with you to understand the demands risks of the role, and the typical candidate you need to fill the role to develop a bespoke medical and/or physical functional screening. All candidates for the role pass through the screening, with each having a personalised report delivered to your team detailing their physical ability to manage the tasks.
Proactive provides a comprehensive and bespoke approach to workstation injury prevention services. Our three-tiered service offerings enable you to choose from brief, 30 minute workstation evaluation and education – perfect for whole of office assessments, to more comprehensive workstation assessments that are valuable where pain, discomfort or an injury has been reported by one of your team.
While we regularly take our car to a mechanic for a warrant of fitness check, we tend to neglect our own health and wellbeing status.
Proactive’s health and wellbeing checks can help your workers understand their health risks early, and intervene to reduce the risk of long term harm. The benefits for business include a healthier, more productive workforce, fewer sick days and absences, along with a staff that are more engaged with the workplace.
Vaccinations against Influenza, Hepatitis A+B , and Tetanus can be given by our specially trained Occupational Health Nurses. Influenza (more commonly known as the ‘flu’) is an illness that may affect many employees for a period of time and be contagious in the workplace – causing business interruption through sickness absence. Offering your employees the opportunity to participate in an autumn vaccination programme has proven cost benefits for companies.
We can provide your employees with a brief presentation to dispel the myths around immunisation and to promote the benefits of influenza immunisation.
If your employees are exposed to the biohazards of Hepatitis A or B and vaccination is part of your hazard control programme, Proactive Occupational Health is able to vaccinate your employee either on your site or at Proactive Occupational Health’s office.
Almost all of us end up sustaining an injury or illness during our working career where we need to take time off work to recover. This can be a normal step to take in the short term to help us recover and get back on our feet.
Prolonged time off work can have negative effects on our physical and mental wellness. Research shows that the longer you are off work the less chance you have of getting back to work at all, which can further compound these negative effects.
Many of us don’t know what is out there to help and what ACC offer to assist in getting us fit for work and returning back to work.
We are located throughout Aotearoa, from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island to provide employees and individuals with Respiratory Fit Testing.
It is a requirement under AS/NZS 1715:2009 “Use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices” that all wearers of face masks undergo annual fit testing. The purpose of the test is to verify that each wearer has a mask that provides an effective seal against contaminants in the atmosphere. Initial and refresher education is included, covering donning and doffing of respirator and the use, care and maintenance of the device.
Our mission is to enable your organisation to optimise the health and wellbeing of your workforce, leading to improved wellbeing, engagement, productivity, and reduced injury and illness rates. We’ve been doing this for over 20 years and consider ourselves expert in Workplace Health Services.
We know that companies that have happy, healthy employees are better off financially; studies show employee productivity can be impaired by as much as 50% due to poor health and missed workdays. This impacts your bottom line and your customer satisfaction too.
We also understand the requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) and what you need to do to ensure compliance doing everything practicable to manage workplace health risks.
Getting a suitable person for the job is what employers want. Part of that suitability is ensuring that the person has the physical capacity to perform the duties of the role, and that the tasks undertaken are not going to cause harm to the person. Pre- employment health assessments also enable a recording of baseline health information; particularly important when the job requires the person to be exposed to hazards such as noise or dust.
Pre-employments can include a variety of tests which vary for each company. The testing performed is role and task specific. It is important that each health assessment is structured to suit the employee’s work activities within the company. Proactive is available to advise your company on appropriate pre-employment health procedures.
Exit assessments are done prior to an employee leaving the company, and this is a way of verifying that the person’s health has not been adversely affected by their employment. This protects the employer, and reassures the employee that their health has not been compromised during their employment.