Protecting firefighter health (3)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 8th January 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

Does the LFB currently provide health screening as a staff benefit? If yes, what benefits does the health screening provided offer?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

London Fire Brigade offers ‘Well Person’ screenings to all employees. These comprise either a telephone or face–to-face consultation, subject to pandemic restrictions, with an occupational health nurse. At these appointments, a nurse will ask a series of questions covering mental, physical and lifestyle wellbeing. These are designed to detect if there might be particular issues that should be addressed such as cardiac health, nutritional consumption, use of alcohol and exercise. Follow-up questions are asked if there are indications that there is a potential health issue or that there is cause for concern.

Following completion of the consultation, the nurse will signpost the employee to appropriate information sources and services as appropriate.