Offshore Oil & Gas Medicals & Assessments

OGUK (formerly UKOOA) Medicals & More


Offshore Medicals we can currently arrange are:

  • OGUK Assessments (formerly UKOOA)
  • Norwegian Medical
  • Danish Medical
  • Seafarer Medical Examinations (ENG1)
  • Ionizing Radiation (IR) MedicalsOffshore 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.

    Medical assessments can be carried out at medical centers throughout greater Houston area or at your designated facility.

    Communicating results quickly and accurately is a key part of the services provided.

    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 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

Each additional certificate for a specific region can be added upon request.

Diving Medicals

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. A Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved doctor is required to issue the ENG1 certificate after a full medical has taken place.

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.


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