Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) Offshore Medical including Fit To Train

  • Every offshore worker must undergo and pass an Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) Offshore Medical examination.
  • For UK waters and the North Sea, physicians who are approved by the United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) Health Advisory
    Committee should carry out the examination and issue certificates.
  • The offshore medical certificate, as it is commonly known, is controlled by UKOOA and renewals are necessary every 2 years irrespective of the age of the offshore worker.
  • Individual operators retain the right to request medical assessments more frequently.

Fit To Train relates to the risk of using Compressed Air Emergency Breathing Systems (CA-EBS) and is designed to ensure you are physically fit to use these systems.

OGUK Offshore Medical Content

An OGUK Offshore Medical covers a range of topics essential under OGUK requirements including;

  • Completion of a patient questionnaire
  • Urinalysis
  • Calculation of Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Near distance and colour vision
  • Pulse and blood pressure measurement
  • Lung function test (peak flow)
  • Audiogram (hearing test)
  • Consultation with a doctor

Fit To Train Medical

  • A Fit To Train medical examination includes;
  1. Questionnaire about respiratory, ear, nose and throat health
  2. Lung health assessment
  3. Face-to-face medical assessment


  • There are no prerequisites for an OGUK Offshore Medical and Fit To Train examination.


  • Our in-house doctor will issue an OGUK medical certificate of fitness and a Fit To Train certificate upon successful completion of your medical.


  • Medicals will have to be undertaken every 2 years.

Items to bring

  • If you are currently on any medication, please bring these with you for the attention of the doctor.


OGUK medical certificate – valid for 2 years and Fit To Train certificate with no expiry


Personnel wishing to work offshore who will be taking part in training which involves Compressed Air – Emergency Breathing Systems (CA-EBS


A good standard of fitness is required