Before a person is allowed to stay more than 24 hours on offshore platforms of the "Oil & Gas UK Group" OGUK (former UKOOA) this person needs to undergo a safety training and a medical check-up.
Only doctors certified by Oil & Gas UK are allowed to sign the Offshore Medical document. See the list of certified doctors:
Our Offshore Medical Certificate is recognized by Norwegian (OLF) and Dutch Authorities (NOGEPA) as stated in the Hardanger Agreement and is valid 2 years for all ages.
The medical examination contains:
- standardized OGUK questionnaire in English (3 pages as PDF document)
- physical examination by the occupational physician
- testing of hearing
- testing of vision
- testing of lung function
- testing of urine including drug screening
- testing of blood sample
- ECG of the heart
- exercise ECG
- dental check and/or chest x-ray (occasionally)
You don't have to have an empty stomach for the blood sampling. Please bring a certified photographic ID such as your passport, your spectacles or contact lenses and your vaccination card. For the excercise ECG we recommend your bringing sportswear.