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What is an OEUK medical, and do I need one? 

An OEUK 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, OEUK medicals have been recognised as the industry standard in other parts of the world.

What does an offshore medical consist of?
Physical examination

height, weight, body mass index (BMI)

Urine testing

Assess functionality of the kidneys and other bodily processes 

Vision testing

Includes short- and long-range sight, as well as colour perception 

Audiometry testing

Assess hearing ability at different distances

Spirometry

Breathing tests are needed for people with certainsome conditions and those in the Emergency Response Team

Medical professionals

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

Any Questions?

Simply book a consultation at one of our locations below and we can address any concerns you may have, to help advise you on the best course of treatment for your individual needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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VIDA Woodside

1 Pacific Road

Wirral

Merseyside

CH41 1LJ

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VIDA South Road

18 South Road

Waterloo

Liverpool

L22 5PQ

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VIDA Birchwood
Venturi Cardiology

720 Birchwood Boulevard

Birchwood

WA3 7QY

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VIDA Chester
Total Fitness

53 Liverpool Rd

Chester

CH2 1AQ

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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