Sight loss is indiscriminate and it can happen to anyone at anytime or stage in their life. You probably may not already know this, but every 6 minutes someone in the UK starts to lose their sight, so the chances are, some of your valued employees could be struggling with sight loss. Here’s just a few of some of the most recognisable signs:
This is a common situation as most employees are unaware of the practical and specialist solutions that are available. Unfortunately they struggle on and do their best to conceal the fact that they can’t see as well as they used to which often leads to anxiety, sickness absence, frustration and reduced performance.
The solution is to carry out a specialist workplace assessment to ascertain the challenges your employee is facing and how best to overcome them.
A work-based assessment from one of our specialist consultants will have the following objectives:
The assessment recommendations will be presented in a detailed employee-centred report, which identifies the work-related issues they are facing as a result of their sight loss and advises on what solutions could be put in place.
As a responsible employer, you’ll want to ensure that all your staff feel supported valued and have the opportunity to maximise their productivity, As well as being fully compliant with your duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010. Bear in mind that the majority of people with a visual impairment work around their issues and are not aware of the resources and workplace adjustments that are available
Therefore, we recommend that you commission a work-based assessment before a person with a visual impairment commences their role with you and for an existing employee who may have a deteriorating existing condition or someone who may acquire an eye condition, through illness, infection, hereditary or injury.
A referral form will be sent to the employer or occupational health provider to ascertain the employee’s contact details, duties and reason for referral. On receipt of the completed referral form, a workplace adjustments assessment will be arranged with the employee who is experiencing difficulties with their vision; this will be as follows:
The cost of the work based assessment and recommended actions report is £795 plus expenses. VAT is not applicable
For information, advice or to book a Visual Impairment Workplace Assessment, please email Daniel Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07472305268.