Interpreting OH advice – top tips

Find out how you should interpret and act on advice in the occupational health report and how to get the most out of it.


The occupational health report will provides advice and guidance on how best to support your employee, follow the nine top tips below to ensure you get the best out of it:

  • The report is issued strictly in line with consent from your employee – no exceptions
  • Remember – the report is only advisory, only you can decide what is reasonable and should consider:
    • The practicality or reasonability of providing a workplace adjustment
    • Whether it’s practical from a business perspective
    • Whether it aligns with your internal policies
    • Whether it will cause disruption
    • Whether it will help other people in the workplace
    • Whether it is cost prohibitive