The Faculty recently published a report detailing the feedback received from the consultation on the SEQOHS standards. In parallel with the review of the SEQOHS standards, SEQOHS is working in collaboration with other OH organisations to assess the adaptability of the standards in the evolving market place.
SEQOHS is conducting a pilot, in partnership with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE), involving a small group of occupational physiotherapy service providers. The pilot will enable these services to run through the SEQOHS accreditation pathway. The services will not be formally assessed for accreditation, however the learning and outcomes from the pilot will help to inform the future application of the SEQOHS standards, in recognition of the growth of new and different models of occupational health services.
At a slightly more advanced stage and in conjunction with Constructing Better Health (CBH), SEQOHS soon hopes to enable occupational health services, providing a service within the construction industry, to be accredited against construction specific evidence requirements. By working together with CBH, SEQOHS believes that both construction employers and OH providers will benefit from this change. Further details about this work will be published in due course.