Oil and Gas UK Medical Examination (formerly know as UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) Medical Examination)
The OGUK medical is required by some employers or companies before personnel can be deployed to some offshore workplaces around the world.
Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. It is a not-for-profit organisation, established in April 2007 but with a pedigree stretching back over 30 years. More info at www.oilandgasuk.co.uk
The medical must be undertaken by approved doctors who have a special ‘pin’.
A OGUK medical includes:
- Detailed Medical History, including vaccine review
- Physical Examination – including doctors review and measurements of such things as height, weight, vision, urine
- Audiometry (hearing test)
- Spirometry (breathing test)
If you pass, you receive a certificate of fitness. This OGUK (formerly UKOOA) certificate is valid for 2 years, however some persons may be given certificates of shorter duration if they have medical problems that need earlier review.
It takes about 60-90minutes with the doctor and nurse. The results will be available at the time of your medical appointment. If you are fit, you can get your fitness certificate immediately.
Cost through our clinic is $429 including GST. This includes the necessary audiometry (hearing test) urine check, and spirometry (breathing test) – these are performed at our premises. We undertake a routine vaccine review as part of our medical check. Vaccines if required will incur an extra cost. Some companies require a drug and alcohol test at the same time but that is not strictly part of the OGUK medical.
We keep your results on file so you can email for advice if you require vaccine related information about future trips.
We perform OGUK (formerly UKOOA) medicals at our city clinic – usually in the morning. If you would like to request an appointment for a OGUK medical please call 32219066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After we receive your request, we can email you your medical form to have it completed before arrival.
If you are outside Brisbane and require this medical we can suggest the following centres :
Dr M.Prabhu – International Travel Vaccination Centre
Suite 501, Level 5 Norwest Central,
12 Century Circuit, Bella Vista, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
P: 1300 557 070
Dr Mary McGinty and Dr Puru Sagar – Chromis Occupational Medicine
6/24 Brown Road Broadmeadow Newcastle 2292
P: 02 4936 9999
F: 02 4936 9988
Chromis Occupational Medicine
47 Church St Maitland 2320
P: 02 4936 9999
F: 02 4936 9900