Fit To Train Medicals

What is a Fit to Train Medical?

The Oil and Gas industry introduced in 2018 a medical assessment for the fitness for in‐water EBS training, otherwise known as a Fit to Train Medical. The Fit to Train Medical ensures that an individual risk assessment is carried out and identifies any medical conditions that may put one at risk of barotrauma.

  • The Fit to Train Medical will classify trainees as either ‘fit’ or ‘unfit’ for in‐water EBS training.
  • We shall provide documentary confirmation of fitness status, for employers and training providers.

FAQs

What to expect if you are attending a Fit to Train Medical?

iThis medical is usually undertaken at the same time with an OGUK Medical but may also be carried out on its own.

You should expect to:

  • Complete a specific questionnaire and clarify any answers
  • If you have a history of relevant medical condition(s), physical examination of the respiratory and/or ENT systems, and/or performance of lung function tests where relevant, may be carried out.

How often is a Fit to Train Medical required?

iThis medical is usually undertaken at the same time with an OGUK Medical but may also be carried out on its own.

There is no expiry date on a Fit to Train medical certificate, unlike the OGUK medical, however individuals are advised to retake the assessment prior to their next refresher training should there be a change to their medical circumstance.

You will either be confirmed as:

  • Fit for in-water PSTASS EBS training
  • Temporarily unfit for PSTASS EBS training
  • Indefinitely unfit for in-water PSTASS EBS training

How soon after the medical are certificates issued?

Certificates are issued immediately after the appointment is completed. 

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