by Latus Health
Jun 13th, 2024
6 mins

Every year 19,000 workers within the food manufacturing industry suffer from ill health that is either caused by, or worsened by their employment. That’s nearly 5% of the entire workforce within the industry!

With an extensive nationwide presence & specific knowledge & experience in this sector, Latus Group is one of the UK’s leading occupational health providers and is passionate about increasing awareness of the benefits of occupational health provisions in the workplace.

Occupational Health services prevent sickness-related job losses and helps businesses better support those returning to work after a period of ill-health.

Did you know? Health Surveillance is required by law. Latus Group support you and provide guidance to ensure your company remains compliant and keeps your employees protected.

  • Skin Surveillance
  • Audiometry (Hearing)
  • Spirometry (Lung Function)
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Vision Assessments
  • Hand Arm Vibrations (HAVS)
  • Occupational Health
  • Pre-employment assessments
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Safety Critical Medicals for Forklift, HGV drivers

Latus Group has an extensive nationwide presence with the UK’s largest fleet of specialist health surveillance technicians and the ability to visit hundreds of sites per day around your availability. From face-fit testing to health surveillance to well-being checks, Latus Group can help you protect your employees and your business. We can work with you to formulate a bespoke plan for your business, addressing issues that are specific to your business, your employees, and your industry.

What are the main causes of occupational ill-health in food manufacturing?

MSK Disorders

Work related upper limb disorders (WRULDs) are prevalent in the food manufacturing industry, and they account for 23% of cases of occupational ill-health. Chronic back pain is a common side effect of repetitive movement and/or awkward postures and lifting.

Occupational Asthma

As much as 33% of food industry compensation cases under the Department of Work and Pensions Industrial Injuries Scheme comes from occupational asthma. These cases are generally related to flour and bakery dust.


Nationally, 10% of all people with dermatitis that is caused or made worse by their work are within the food manufacturing industry.


Exposure to noise in manufacturing is common, and under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations act 2005, employers are required to put measures in place to protect their employees.

Work-related stress

Statistics show food manufacturing has the highest number of cases of stress, depression and anxiety compared to any other manufacturing sectors.

Latus Group have testimonials and case studies from organisations in this sector regarding how they have helped their partners in this sector make positive changes to these figures within their business. To find out more about how Latus Group can support you, please get in touch with our team today by clicking here


**2024 Flu Clinic**

In addition, Latus Group offer the most efficient, cost effective, model of delivery of the Flu vaccination within the Occupational Health sector:

With the NHS reporting three times more flu patients during the 23/24 flu season than the previous year, the demand for protection against the flu is at an all-time high.

Forward-planning is critical to ensure the protection of your staffs workplace health, therefore Latus Group has recently opened their 2024 Flu Clinic, taking bookings for the forthcoming 2024 winter season. For those who book in advance, we’re also offering a 10% early bird discount.

Alternatively, Digital vouchers are also available to purchase and available at over 12 participating pharmacies.

If you are interested in booking flu vaccinations for your employees, click here


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