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Occupational Health Strategy

From: Department of Education and Skills


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).

Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Programme (EAWP)

EAP Consultants (branded as Inspire Wellbeing) are the current providers of the Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Services which includes a free confidential service providing counselling on a range of personal health and wellbeing issues given by qualified clinicians.

You can access the service through the Freephone Helpline at 1800 411 057. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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).

To access the service you can logon to www.medmark4teachersna.ie or contact the telephone advice line at 1890 235 711.

See Also:


  • Email: teachersna@education.gov.ie
  • Address: Teacher/SNA Terms and Conditions Section, Department of Education and Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone, County Westmeath, N37 X659.
  • Phone: (090) 648 3734