What is an OGUK medical, and do I need one?
An OGUK medical, often called an offshore medical, is a medical examination undertaken by individuals that want to work on oil rigs or offshore windfarms. These examinations are mandatory and must be renewed every two years, but operators can request that examinations are conducted more frequently.
Their aim is to assess the fitness of anyone working in the oil and gas industry in the UK. However, OGUK medicals have been recognised as the industry standard in other parts of the world.
height, weight, body mass index (BMI)
Assess functionality of the kidneys and other bodily processes
Includes short- and long-range sight, as well as colour perception
Assess hearing ability at different distances
Breathing tests are needed for people with certainsome conditions and those in the Emergency Response Team
To classify individuals as medically fit for offshore work, OEUK (offshore energy UK) registered physicians will have the following:
- Have undertaken an OEUK offshore medical training programme
- Access to facilities appropriate to conducting examinations
- Have an understanding of risk-based approaches
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How long does an offshore medical last?
The examination typically lasts around an hour and a half. Individuals should be prepared to bring photographic proof of identification, preferably a passport