Offshore Medicals

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Although Oil and Gas UK sets out the minimum to be included in the offshore medical, sometimes doctors carry out a more in-depth examination if need be.

A typical examination will begin with you filling out a form on your medical history and lifestyle.

Following this, the following will be carried out:

  • Physical examination by the doctor
  • Height, weight and resultant Body Mass Index calculation
  • Blood pressure and pulse
  • Vision testing
  • Lung function testing
  • Hearing test
  • Urine check

The doctor will also discuss the form you filled in, and carry out any additional checks they think necessary.

An OGUK medical certificate is valid for a maximum of 2 years. Occasionally, employers request the examination to be carried out more frequently.

Some employers may ask for additional checks, e.g. drug test, to be carried out.

ROC offers Fit to Train Medical Examinations and Certifications at the same time with undertaking an Offshore Medical if required.


  • To bring a certified photo ID such passport or driving licence
  • To bring your glasses (and spares) / contact lenses if worn; Ideally you should not wear the contacts at the time of the appointment
  • To avoid exposure to loud noise for 16 hrs prior to your appointment
  • To bring any medication, doctor/ hospital letters and relevant investigations results
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