A new guidance booklet is available that covers the effects of epilepsy
and illustrates best practice on helping employees to cope with the condition in the
- Employees with epilepsy:
good-practice guidance Full of relevant and practical
information, a new booklet explains what employers need to know about
epilepsy and the workplace, how best to support staff and how to maximise the
benefits of working with occupational health services.
Fits, faints and blackouts: the role of
occupational health Workers who are at risk of passing out suddenly or who
suffer from frequent fitting can be a danger to themselves and others. Occupational health teams can help manage these afflictions in order to minimise
the associated risks.
Epilepsy at work Stress-induced conditions
such as epilepsy need not rule people out of high-pressure jobs, provided the
correct risk assessment procedures are followed.
Good practice: Disability This section of
the XpertHR good practice manual discusses the key actions and considerations
for establishing disability-confident workplaces, so that disabled people are
employed productively for their skills and expertise.