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Understanding your obligations and getting a programme that works for your organisation.
Employee eyecare is an important HR and health and safety policy area for employers. Not only is good vision critical for employees to do their jobs safely and effectively – whether that is driving or using one of the many screens which dominate today’s work environment – it is a critical component of employee wellbeing.
Unfortunately for employers, it is also an area where new rules regularly emerge which have an impact on the extent to which organisations must take responsibility for their employee’s eye health. The latest of these coming in January 2013 with a little noticed change to the rules which apply to the licences of bus or HGV drivers.
This report is designed to clarify employer obligations as they currently stand and map out the key issues to consider when reviewing or planning an employee eyecare programme.