Offshore Oil & Gas Medicals & Assessments
OGUK (formerly UKOOA) Medicals & More
Offshore medicals are carried out to ensure an individual is fit to work in an offshore oil and gas exploration and production environment and travel to a specific country, and to promote good health in general.
As well as carrying out the full range of statutory medicals, Occucare International doctors can create individually tailored medicals.
Medical assessments can be carried out at our own medical centers or at your designated facility.
Communicating results quickly and accurately is a key part of our service and we now offer online certificates, faxed certificates and telephone confirmation of failed medicals, alcohol tests or non-negative drug screens.
OGUK Offshore Medicals
Offshore workers need to pass an Offshore Medical Examination if they wish to work offshore.
The OGUK Offshore Medical is valid for two years and allows an employee to work in the UK sector or the North Sea.
An OGUK Offshore Medical at Occucare consists of the following:
- Completion of Patient Health History Questionnaire
- Urinalysis – routine urine test with immediate result
- BMI – measurement of height, weight and calculation of Body Mass Index
- Near, Distance and Color Vision
- Pulse and Blood Pressure Measurement
- Lung Function Test (peak flow)
- Audiogram (hearing test)
- Consultation with an OGUK doctor
Members of Emergency Response Teams (ERT) require a level of fitness which is assessed by an initial ERT Medical Examination. The initial ERT Medical is similar to the OGUK Offshore Medical with the addition of an ERT Health Review, Spirometry (lung function test) and a Fitness Test (Chester Step). An annual review including Spirometry (lung function test) and a Fitness Test (Chester Step) is required.
According to the Diving at Work Regulations of 1997, all professional divers must have a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive, issued by an HSE Approved Medical Examiner of Divers. The certificate of medical fitness to dive is valid for 12 months.
Seafarer Medicals (Coast Guard)
Seafarer Medicals are the main medical fitness certification for those who work at sea. An Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved doctor is required to issue the ENG1 certificate after a full medical has taken place.
People whose work entails climbing at height such as Industrial Abseilers may require a Medical to check their fitness for the specific work. The Occucare Climbers Medical involves screening, a grip strength test, a fitness test (Chester Step) and a consultation with a doctor.
Ionizing Radiation (IR) Medicals
Personnel who have had significant exposure to Ionizing Radiation due to work activities in the nuclear industry, medical and dental practice, manufacturing, construction, engineering, paper, offshore drilling, education (colleges, schools) and non-destructive testing must have an initial IR Medical Assessment followed annually by either a Medical Assessment or a Paper Review.
For any of our Offshore Medicals and Assessment Services, please call us at 713-802-0801 or send us an email.