Off – Shore Medical assessments
OGUK (formerly UKOOA) and Seafarer medicals

Offshore medicals are carried out to ensure an individual is fit to work in an offshore oil and gas exploration and production environment and is fit to remain for long periods in a remote location with minimal health care access.

OGUK Offshore Medicals

Offshore workers need to pass an Offshore Medical Examination. The OGUK Offshore Medical is usually valid for two years.


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

If required individually tailored medicals with additional checks can also be conducted. The medicals are conducted at uniCare. For large groups the medicals can be conducted on site.


Seafarer Medicals (Coast Guard)

Seafarer Medicals are the main medical fitness certification for those who work at sea. Our Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved doctor issues the certificate after a full medical has taken place.


A Seafarer 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

If required individually tailored medicals with additional checks can also be conducted. The medicals are conducted at uniCare. For large groups the medicals can be conducted on site.