There are strict requirements for the types of medicals that are undertaken by anyone working offshore, whether in the energy sector or on another type of vessel. Working offshore now includes working on wind farms. The basic requirement is that all employees must have an Offshore Medical Certificate of fitness (which is valid for two years).
Wrightway Health can carry out the medical required for this certificate, as well as any further medicals your employees need to ensure that they will be safe and appropriately qualified to work offshore.
Employees working on seagoing ships or vessels may require additional medicals:
- Norwegian waters – anyone working on a vessel in Norwegian waters needs to have a Norwegian Seafarer Medical, which can be completed at the same time as your OGUK.
- Seagoing ship – every seafarer is required to have a certificate of medical fitness, which can only be completed by approved doctors. Wrightway Health can provide both ENG1 and ML5 medicals – contact us now to find out which one is right for you.
What you’ll need to bring to your medical
If you are attending a seafaring medical, you’ll need to bring the following with you to the appointment:
- Some form of photo identification: such as a passport, discharge book or company pass
- Any medication you have been prescribed, plus any documents relating to treatment that you have received since your last medical: such as discharge notes or sight test results
- Your glasses (and spares) or contact lenses, if worn
- Your previous ENG1 Medical Certificate (unless you are a new entrant).
What to do if your certificate has been lost or stolen
If your certificate has been lost or stolen, you MUST report this in writing to your company-approved Doctor, and explain the circumstances.
The Doctor will use his/her discretion and you will either be:
- Issued with a duplicate certificate by post
- Re-examined and issued with a duplicate certificate following your appointment.