Occupational Health Services

At Occupational Health Services we genuinely care about what we do. We pride ourselves on our expert knowledge, years of experience and our ability to carry out thorough assessments and provide practical, evidence-based advice.

With vast experience in occupational health, our clients can be reassured that we are providing them with valuable and worthwhile advice that they can rely on, and act on confidently when having to make difficult business decisions.

Our team at occupational health services

We are a friendly team of occupational health practitioners with years of expertise across a wide range of industries. We always look to build strong relationships with our clients while keeping the needs of you and your business in mind, with thorough assessments, evidence-based reporting and quick turnaround times.

The right fit for your business

We understand that all businesses are different and that one size doesn’t fit all, and we enjoy providing occupational health services for small businesses. We take the time to understand your unique needs and offer ad-hoc services to meet your specific business and budgetary needs.

We are also lucky enough to have the support and expertise of a professional network of associates which include occupational health specialists such as occupational health physicians (Accredited Specialists in Occupational Medicine, FFOM, MFOM, AFOM), occupational health advisors, health and safety advisors and occupational hygienists.

Together, we can offer rigorous assessments and practical advice and will do what needs to be done to meet the occupational health needs of your business.

We are big enough to cope, but small enough to care

If we can help you manage your employees’ health issues more effectively or you’d like to discuss a particular issue or simply find out more, then please get in touch for an informal chat. We’re here to help.


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Debbie Holder

Owner and Founder of Occupational Health Services

Hello, I am Debbie Holder, the proud owner of Occupational Health Services. I qualified as a general nurse in 1991, and obtained a further degree to qualify as a specialist occupational health nurse practitioner in 1999. Following on from positions at The Railways, Bupa Occupational Health and GlaxoSmithKline, I started Occupational Health Services in 2009 using my broad span of experience, knowledge and expertise, to provide high quality services to a wide range of industry sectors.

Based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, I provide services to many small businesses, as well as corporate clients in Herts, Beds, Bucks and the London area, in industries including manufacturing, IT, pharmaceuticals, warehousing, logistics, construction, engineering, schools, finance and charitable organisations. I particularly enjoy working with SMEs and feel I understand the complex needs and demands of a small business and the significant impact that ill-health and absence can make on them.

High quality service, good communication and a warm and approachable style is important to me and values I impart to my team. I pride myself on being able to put people at ease, which is particularly beneficial for complex cases, especially mental health cases, of which I have vast experience. The real success of my approach is to rapidly develop rapport, to enable genuine communication to make an effective assessment and provide clear and practical advice to managers on how to support their employees’ health at work.


I’ve known Debbie ever since I started my business over eight years ago. Whenever I’ve needed occupational health support, Debbie is right there for me. She has never let me down and everything she has done for me has been of the highest quality. Her professionalism and understanding of the subject is second to none and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her services to anyone that needs an occupational health service.

Stuart Falconer, HR Consultant, Morgan Thomson HR

I have worked with Debbie on a number of occasions and she has become my ‘go to’ occupational health advisor. She is both professional and pragmatic, builds a great rapport with employees and employers alike and produces reports in quick time. Quite simply, the best OH advisor I have worked with.

Jon Phillips, HR Consultant, Calium HR

SA Law has enlisted the expert assistance of Debbie Holder for occupational health support over a number of years on behalf of numerous clients. We have always found her to be approachable and helpful in what can often be very difficult circumstances for our clients. Her advice is timely, comprehensive and comes at a very reasonable fee when compared with a number of other occupational health providers. We would have no hesitation in recommending her services to others.

Chris Cook, Partner, Head of Employment and Data Protection, SA Law

Debbie is our trusted advisor for OH matters and we regularly refer our clients to her. Debbie’s approach means her advice and reporting is always clear and concise and has really helped our clients navigate some tricky situations. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Debbie and Occupational Health Services.

Chris Miles, Assistant Manager, People Solutions, Menzies LLP

I have used Occupational Health Services for a range of employee health matters. I find the service very responsive, flexible, medically sound and professional taking into consideration both the employees’ and employers’ situation. The reports are detailed to a high standard to allow the business to review possible support and the next steps with the employee and Occupational Health Services will always advise if a further assessment may be needed.

Leanne Taylor, HR Consultant, Beststart HR

After working with a variety of occupational health providers over the years, I have never worked so closely with a provider who genuinely cares about our colleagues but also about our business. Occupational Health Services Ltd understand our business and spend time to understand our colleagues too. They are always at the end of a phone to give advice, support and give confidence to colleagues working with them for the best outcomes for all.

Linsay Baverstock, People Partner, Settle Group

Debbie has been assisting us with all of our OH needs since 2015 and I can honestly say nothing is too much trouble, quick turnaround if needed, with excellent professional assessments and advice given. Would recommend.

Michelle Bolino, Head of HR, Selectaglaze Ltd, St Albans

Occupational Health Services Ltd has greatly assisted many of my clients and their staff in assessing health issues and providing helpful guidance on road maps to improved health and attendance.

Philip Delafield, HR Consultant, Delafield Consulting ltd

We have worked with Occupational Health Services Ltd for eight years now and the service Debbie has provided has been excellent. She always responds to us within a few hours and is very accommodating to our needs. We feel really confident that our employees will have a positive experience with Debbie, even at a time when perhaps they are not positive themselves. As an employer with a relatively lean head count, we do not feel compromised or exposed with the advice Debbie provides to employees, and instead, take real benefit about how best to return employees to full health in the workplace. Would highly recommend.

Pete Howitt, HR Director, ADR Network