Occupational health services for individuals
You can see our occupational health services below which can be used by private individuals, these range from offshore medicals, to health surveillance for certain occupational hazards and safety critical medicals for construction sector workers. Each of these services are well suited and carefully tailored to the needs of individuals that are looking to book their own occupational medical service.
You can use the form below to request a quote and more information regarding these services.
OGUK Oil & Gas UK Medical
OH3 provide various organisations and individuals with a rapid appointment system for OGUK Offshore Medicals (previously known as UKOOA). Employees will need to pass this examination in order to work offshore. The certificate is issued at the end of the appointment and is valid for two years. In the event that employee does not pass or restrictions are required then the doctor will explain this to the employee and issue the relevant certificate.
The OGUK Offshore Medical (formerly known as a UKOOA) is required by law to work offshore in UK Waters. This medical consists of a health questionnaire, a blood pressure and pulse reading, a vision test including colour vision, an audiometric hearing test, a height and weight check in order to calculate BMI, a urine sample, peak flow measurement and a medical examination by an Occupational Health Physician.
For this medical we request that you please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment and your assessment will take approximately 45mins – 1 hour. Please bring along details of any prescribed medication that you are currently taking as well as photo identification, for this we will accept: Passport, Driving Licence or Company ID. You will be given a questionnaire to complete as part of your medical and you will also be asked to provide a urine sample so please make sure you drink plenty prior to your appointment. Depending on your employer’s policy you may also require a drug and/or alcohol test although this is not routinely carried out during an OGUK medical, only if specifically asked for by your employer. If you wear glasses, contact lenses or require a hearing aid, we ask that you bring these along also.
EBS Fit To Train Medical
A (Fit To Train) EBS medical is a part of the OGUK Medical Assessment of Fitness for Compressed Air Emergency Breathing Systems (CA-EBS). This is a medical service to certify that an employee is medically fit enough to undertake the in-water training is required as part of OGUK. Alongside the standard OGUK clinical assessment; this medical is designed with the goal to allow a work force to participate in any extra in-water training.
This clinical assessment comprises analysing the results of a wellness survey and a follow up consultation with OGUK trained occupational health doctor. Following this assessment, further checks might be required, for example, a physical assessment by the specialist and a spirometry test. There are no pre-requirements for this clinical assessment and anybody getting the test must bring photographic ID, for example, a driving license or passport identification.
A clinical certificate of fitness to take part in any water training with a compacted air breathing framework will be given on effective fulfilment of the occupational health clinical appraisal. An Occupational Health Physician may also confirm an employee as unfit to partake in the in-water CA-EBS training session, with confirmation of this provided if an individual being tested can’t pass the evaluation on clinical grounds.
We would suggest that if there is any marked change to the representative’s well-being between finishing the appraisal and going to any training that an OGUK specialist occupational health Physician is counselled, as this might bring about a situation where the employee is not able to finish the training in full and may well in that case be fit to train.
MCA Approved ENG1 Seafarer Medical
The ENG1 or seafarers medical is a clinical assessment to determine whether you are fit to work at sea. The MLC (Maritime Labour Convention) expresses that each maritime employee must hold a certified ENG1 declaration or ML5 clinical authentication if they are to work at sea. ENG1 Certificates must be endorsed by a MCA approved Doctor, such as our OH3 Occupational Health Physician.
During your ENG1 clinical assessment you will be required to complete a questionnaire regarding your past medical history, including disclosing your drinking and smoking habits as well as general health details. Our MCA endorsed Doctor will then test your hearing and sight ensuring that these meet the minimum required standards to work at sea.
During the test you will be required to provide a urine sample, which will be analysed to test kidney capacities and glucose levels. Your height and weight will be checked also prior to a general physical examination by our Occupational Health Physician.
Those who are undergoing an ENG1 or maritime medical will need to bring an up to date photo ID such as a driving licence or passport, any previous ENG1 medical certificates, their current Doctor’s details (name, address, and contact details), any medication that you are currently taking and your glasses or contact lenses if you wear them.
Providing that you pass the ENG1 assessment you will be offered a certification of successful ENG1 medical examination. Which will be valid for two years.
RUK Wind Turbine Medical
We offer workers in the renewable energy sector specific medical assessments and certification of fitness for work with wind turbines. The RUK/RenewableUK Wind Turbine clinical assessment is an evaluation of fitness to deal with both seaward and land based tasks associated work in this field.
RenewableUK sets the parameters for the criteria of the clinical assessment and the medical is designed to ensure that those working around wind turbines do not have any conditions or ailments which would risk their safety in situation where they are working at height, in hot places or perhaps if they are using ladders or steps in confined spaces. These assessments help to guarantee a person’s fitness to work in conditions expected on wind turbines.
The RUK Medical was first established because neither the MCA Seafarers Medical nor OGUK Offshore Medical are in themselves suitable as a means of conducting a medical examination for the unique challenges associated with working on wind turbines. Following the assessment a certification will be provided to authenticate an employee as medically fit to work on wind turbines.
The test consists of the following but additional medical assessment areas can be incorporated on demand; health and medical history questionnaire, consultation with either our Occupational Health Physician or our Occupational Health Advisor, routine urine test, height and weight calculation for BMI, eye test to ensure a satisfactory level of level sight for working on wind turbines, pulse and blood pressure assessment, spirometry (lung function test), hearing test in our audio booth and a Chester Step Test.
SEQOHS Safety Critical Medical
Under current Health & Safety legislation (Health and Safety at Work Act 1974), employers have a duty of care to safeguard the health and safety of their employees. This is particularly relevant to those carrying out safety-critical tasks. It is important that safety-critical workers are not suffering from medical conditions or undergoing any medical treatment which is likely to cause sudden loss of consciousness or incapacity, impairment of awareness, concentration, balance or coordination or significant limitation of mobility. A medical, such as a fitness-for-task health check, as identified in the National Industry Standards for Occupational Health and Constructing Better Health, will go a long way towards ensuring these legal requirements are met.
This medical will comprise of a baseline SCW health questionnaire to establish any current or previous medical/psychological health history, blood pressure measurement, height, weight & body mass, audiometry – hearing test, industrial standard audiometry, spirometry – full lung function test, visual acuity, colour vision and peripheral vision screen, urinalysis for diabetes or other health issues, muscular skeletal assessment and a mental health assessment.
The test is conducted by an OH nurse (OHA) with suitable qualifications and/or experience at our OH3 clinics or at client premises, subject to suitable conditions for audiometry testing (audiometric booth made available or suitably quiet room). We recommend these medicals be conducted 2-yearly or otherwise as directed by company policy, with reviews conducted sooner if the OHA conducting the medical deems it to be necessary. A referral to our Occupational Health Physician – May be recommended by the OHA if any doubts about the persons fitness to conduct safety critical work remain.
A result form will be completed for sending to the employer or requesting body. Copies can be given to the employee upon request. Consent to conduct the medical will be obtained at the time of the assessment, preferably in writing, and confirmation of the purpose of the medical will be confirmed. Consent both to complete the medical and return the fitness certificate as well as advise about adjustments or restrictions if necessary will also be obtained.
Asbestos Worker Medical
If your employees’ work with asbestos, chemicals or dust, that can be irritating to the respiratory systems or can cause sensitisation by inhalation, then they may need regular respiratory health surveillance medicals. OH3’s asbestos and other respiratory surveillance medicals include the assessment of a health questionnaire and spirometry testing (lung function test). The tests take 15 to 20 minutes per person and can be conducted onsite for larger companies to minimise time away from work. We can also arrange follow-up appointments for individuals at our clinics.
We can conduct screening programmes that are tailored to the requirements of respiratory risk in question, taking in to account the hazards, how often employees are exposed and an individual’s health status. If any employee has abnormal results at the screening they will be referred to their GP if non-work related, or to one of our OH Physicians for further advice and assessment if this is work related.
We conduct our work related asbestos and respiratory clinical surveillance to equip workers with information about their respiratory health when working with known substances which cause a risk. This involves a clinical assessing any early signs of asbestos-related illness which will prompt a decision on whether the employee should keep working with asbestos. As well as this our clinical team will caution employees on the relative dangers of working around asbestos, as well as the additional risk that smoking causes. As well as this the session will be used to equip employees to any asbestos issues specific to them as well as to underscore good working practices in order to equip employees working with asbestos with information about potential asbestos related conditions to ensure they have the knowledge required to safeguard their respiratory health. Another important reason for the asbestos worker health surveillance session is, being able to spot the early signs of asbestos-related sickness.
This type of medical is designed to be ongoing and should comprise of an initial and then ongoing clinical assessments. The first clinical assessment must be directed close to two years before starting introduction to asbestos. Intermittent clinical assessments must be led at interims of close to two years, with any medical issues that come to light due to the assessment being noted on a health surveillance record.
Ionising Radiation Medical
Ionising radiation (IR) is carcinogenic and the risk of this causing cancer cannot be excluded, even at low doses. It is important to understand that there is no ‘safe level’ of radiation exposure. General principles underlying the clinical surveillance under IRR suggest that classified persons who work with ionising radiation require occupational health medical surveillance by using an appointed Physician or Occupational Health Adviser. The reason for medical surveillance is to verify that a person is suitable to work with ionising radiation.
Medical surveillance of employees working with IR mean that those exposed to a possible dose of radiation as defined in the guidelines arrange suitable medical surveillance, as well as any employee who has received an overexposure also. The requirement for adequate medical surveillance includes a medical assessment before the employee begins working with ionising radiation with periodic clinical surveillance of workers when a relevant dose limit has been exceeded.
The structure of medical surveillance for every worker should take account of the nature of their work with IR and the condition of their general health. The responsibilities of the employee involve arranging for occupational health surveillance of categorised IR workers, offering the appointed doctor with relevant records before periodic evaluations of health, the minimum being the fitness record, summaries of radiation dose records, any ill health absence records as well as any medical issues that the employee has which needs to be brought to the attention of the OH Physician conducting the review.
The structure of the medical examination will rely on the facts obtained from the employee’s clinical and occupational history. An examination of uncovered areas of the pores and skin whilst working with IR will be carried out especially where the employee suffers from a current skin condition. As well as this a discussion regarding chronic respiratory disease (eg asthma) will be carried out as such conditions may make an employee unsuitable for working with IR. In addition to this a discussion of suitable PPE will also be carried out, however there is no requirement for a blood test both during the preliminary examination and at the periodic review, unless clinically indicated.
Working Abroad Medical
OH3 gives travel health guidance and vaccinations. It is important that you contact us as soon as possible when you are aware that you are going to travel, this is in order to allow us to make the necessary arrangements to delivery any immunisation courses, which may take anything from a few weeks to a few months to complete. It will be requested that you complete a pre-trip questionnaire also, which will help us to attain the information that we require from you to complete your travel assessment medical.
For our overseas Travel Health Assessment you will need to bring with you the full details and itinerary of your trip including the destination, route you intend to travel with any locations that you will stop at, the length of your stay, with details of any activities that you will undertake while you are there. We will also need to know the full length of your stay and the type of accommodation that you intend to stay in whilst abroad.
Further to this it is important that you bring evidence of your current vaccination status which can be easily obtained with a sheet of previous vaccinations available to be acquired from your GP. You could also bring along a vaccination booklet, if you have one from a previous private healthcare vaccination. This will allow us to make a decision on what vaccinations and/or antimalarial medication is required whilst you work abroad.
If it is decided that these are required due to the nature of the trip and associated risks, any vaccinations carried out will fall into two categories:
– Travel vaccination courses or boosters usually advised
– Other travel vaccines to consider
We issue all vaccinations and/or antimalarial medication in accordance with the current guidelines and take account of general travel advice to inform and educate of what risks you may encounter whilst working abroad.
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Occupational health service testimonials
Below is feedback from our occupational health clients, which is collected and verified as part of receiving SEQOHS Accreditation:
“All good thank you”