The advantages of face to face health assessments in the West Midlands

The advantages of face to face health assessments in the West Midlands

Across the West Midlands, employers are seeking ways to streamline their processes. When it comes to workplace health, remote assessments are a popular solution. However, it’s important that we don’t forget about the effectiveness of face to face assessments. At MOHS we provide in-person services both at our West Bromwich clinic and at our client sites. In this blog we take a closer look at the benefits of face to face health assessments.

Establishing better communication

Face to face assessments allow for clear and direct communication between occupational health providers and workers. They give employees an opportunity to express their concerns, ask questions and receive immediate feedback. In person, healthcare providers are best positioned to pick up on visual cues, such as body language and posture. Face to face communication also stimulates trust, leading to enhanced employee engagement and better health outcomes.

Identifying environmental factors

On-site assessments give safety specialists the opportunity to observe an employee’s work setting while they do their job and identify potential factors that could impact their health. The evaluation can help in identifying occupational health hazards, such as dangerous chemicals, excessive noise and poor ventilation. This information is crucial in developing tailored strategies and recommendations that ensure employee safety and wellbeing.

Supporting mental health

Due to the complex nature of depression, anxiety and similar mental health conditions, psychiatric specialists benefit by seeing workers in person to identify the signs of these conditions. The personal connection established during face to face evaluations can also make a difference in helping employees feel comfortable talking about their problems. The privacy gained by seeing someone at a clinic can help build trust in the provider, thus leading to better outcomes.

Real-time observation and assessment

In a face to face encounter, healthcare providers have the advantage of real-time observation of the individual’s physical appearance, demeanour and behaviour. This observational data can provide valuable clues about the individual’s overall health status, including signs of distress, discomfort or impairment. Additionally, healthcare providers can physically test workers and obtain results in real time, thus prompting further testing.

Compliance and accountability

In some industries, regulatory requirements or company policies mandate face-to-face health assessments for certain roles or activities. These requirements are driven by the need to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety standards, as well as to uphold duty of care towards employees. Face to face assessments provide a tangible record of compliance, demonstrating that evaluations have been conducted in accordance with established guidelines.

Final thoughts

At MOHS Workplace Health, we understand the importance of offering high quality, in-person occupational health services. By collaborating with us, you can ensure the well being of your workforce and enjoy the numerous benefits of seeing an occupational health professional. Contact us today to explore how our services can help your employees thrive at

Together, let’s create healthier and more productive workplaces.