Polbridge Occupational Health is the only occupational health provider in the UK that works exclusively in the aviation industry.
Our team have been working within the industry for many years, gaining a unique insight into the occupational health needs of airports, airlines and air support organisations.
We can provide an expert, flexible and agile service, allowing you to ensure that your staff are healthy, qualified and able to perform their duties, without taking a lot of time away from work in order to attend medicals.
As a small, dedicated company, we can complete a range of medicals quickly and cost effectively. We use modern, portable equipment that allows us to operate on your own site and, because our team are experts in ADP, Health Surveillance and other medicals and audiometry, we can complete several in a short time, meaning that your staff take less time away from their work or training.
We can fit medicals around work, training or performance management breaks, so that productivity is less affected. We offer staff advice, onward referral if needed and the opportunity to re-test for free, allowing them to manage their health better and keep costs manageable.
We are also able to handle management referrals to help manage sickness absence and assist employers in complying with the law when accommodating staff with disabilities and long term health issues.
We have an occupational health physician on our team, enabling us to quickly refer complex cases and maintain a consistent and high quality service.
Joanna is a qualified RGN with 14 years experience in nursing. She qualified as a specialist Occupational Health nurse in 2012 and has worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary, Luton Airport and AXA-ICAS where she managed occupational health teams covering up to 900 employees.
She launched Polbridge Occupational Health in 2017 after identifying the need for a service that served the unique needs of the aviation industry. Her goal is to ensure that health surveillance for the sector is of a consistently high standard whilst also being flexible and cost effective.
Nik manages the non-clinical aspects of the business and is the primary contact for enquiries about new bookings, accounts and administration.
Fourteen years experience as an RGN and 4 years' experience in Occupational Health, including 3 years specialising in aviation. Rob is qualified to assess Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome along with a full range of medicals.
Rob came to us with 13 years' experience in the police where he worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary and gained a good understanding of compliance and the importance of legislation. He joined Polbridge in May 2019 as the Information Compliance & Project Manager and it is his job to ensure that Polbridge is maintaining compliance legally and ethically. He regularly achieves this by auditing current standards, practices and advises management on the outcome. He also engages with clients and advises managers on best practice and solutions to close the gap analysis.