An Occupational Health Strategy has been put in place as a supportive resource for teachers and special needs assistants and for Clerical Officers and Caretakers employed in National Schools under the 1978/79 Scheme and Clerical Officers employed in Post Primary Schools under the 1978 Scheme.
The aim of this strategy is to promote the health of employees in their workplace, with a focus primarily on prevention rather than cure. The Occupational Health Strategy comprises the Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Programme (EAWP) and the Occupational Health Service (OHS).
Medmark Occupational Healthcare are the current providers of the Occupational Health Service (OHS). The service provides professional occupational health advice and services on employee medical fitness as follows: pre-employment health assessments, sickness absence assessment, medical fitness to return to work assessments, ill health retirement assessments and Critical Illness Provisions (CIP).