Protecting employees

Preventative guidance on health

The medical team monitors the health of employees of the Principality through examinations and consultations in the surgery.

The frequency of these consultations depends on the type of occupational hazard, and screening exercises are carried out to detect occupational or job-related illnesses.

The occupational physician provides individual advice to employees on health care at work, and information on different types of hazard and ways to protect themselves.

The occupational physician also has a responsibility for public health: physical examinations may reveal hypertension, diabetes or other diseases in their early stages. The colorectal cancer screening test is routinely offered to people over 50. Conventional vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and polio also come under the public health sector where there is no risk of infection at work to make it mandatory.