SEQOHS is the benchmark for Occupational Health
SEQOHS stands for Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service , which is an accreditation ( Voluntary ) that shows the occupational health service provided is at the highest standard. You will go through a thorough assessment to gain the accreditation which could reap rewards for you in the future.
Why go for SEQOHS?
- Give you an idea of how well your standards are
- Even if you think your standards are very good, going through this process could improve them vastly
- Shows companies that you provide a high level of Occupational Health Service
- Could give you the edge over competitors
- Your staff become better trained with safer procedures
First private Occupational Health company in Wales to gain the SEQOHS Accreditation was Workare Ltd.“We work mainly with the private sector, although we do have a contract with the Welsh Government, which we only won in December, so being SEQOHS-accredited is really good in terms of kudos. It has raised our profile no end,” says managing director Lorainne Jenkins.“There are a lot of OH companies, especially small sole traders, masquerading as something they are not, and it can be very difficult for clients to distinguish what is a good trader and what is not. So being able to show you have a recognised quality mark is important. It is also useful as something to benchmark ourselves against.“Even though we are small we are well run – for example, we have been accredited with Investors in People for the past 15 years. So a lot of our procedures and processes were up to date already, which helped.“You have to be very well organised. If you have been through the audit process before, that helps. For a small company, especially if you have nothing in place beforehand, it can be an awful lot of work. The challenge is that, as a process, it has really been designed for larger organisations.“My assessors were not really sure what to expect, and so we had to have all the policies and procedures in place, even though there are only two of us.“What it does is make you focus on things that are often overlooked, such as regular audit. Just going through the process has been helpful.“We make sure 10% of our records are now audited monthly so when reaccreditation comes around again in a few years’ time it should be easier.”
Visit the website for more important information on SEQOHS at https://www.seqohs.org/