Please note that as of the 1st January, 2018, it is now a requirement to have a “Fit to Train” Certificate to undergo Offshore Survival Training. If you work on land only you can ignore the remainder of this email.
When you telephone your medical centre to book your medical please ensure you request a combined OGUK Medical with “Fit to Train”, (together with a 10-point drug screen). It will be cheaper for you to combine the first two rather than book them separately. However, for contractors who need to undergo an Offshore Survival Refresher before their next medical is due (and you do not already have a “Fit to Train Certificate”) – you will need to undergo the training separately so please ensure you get your “Fit to Train” Certificate before you book your relevant Offshore Survival Course.
This training is mandatory, so if you do not acquire a “Fit to Train” certificate you will not be able to undertake Offshore Survival Training (OPITO BOSIET, FOET and HUET Courses).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or require additional information.
Why do you need to have a “Fit to Train” Certificate?
The OPITO BOSIET, FOET and HUET Courses are each changing and will now include in-water training with the CA-EBS. This new element requires additional medical tests for delegates, which will be captured via a "Fit to Train" certificate. This must be completed before you can partake in OPITO BOSIET, FOET or HUET Courses. Delegates will need to complete a questionnaire asking about respiratory, ear, nose and throat checks and a lung health assessment which will be assessed in a face to face medical assessment with an Oil & Gas UK Examining Doctor.
ABOUT ‘WET’ CA-EBS TRAINING
The Fitness to train requirement has come about since the introduction of ‘wet’ CA-EBS training, previously delegates would complete dry training with the Compressed Air – Emergency Breather System in a classroom. The fitness to train relates to the risk of using compressed air breathing systems and is designed to ensure delegates are physically fit for the use of compressed air systems.
What does this mean?
Where there is history of a medical condition the doctor will perform a clinical examination and either issue a ‘fit to train’ certificate or an exemption at which point the trainee will be issued a medically ‘not fit to train’ certificate and will be excused in-water training. In this case they can complete their survival training with “dry-training” for CA-EBS.
What does this cost?
(These costs have been quoted by Wrightway Medical Centre (other medical centres may have a different pricing structure).
OGUK (Medical to UKOOA standards) = £118
Stand alone Fit to Train Certificate = £96
Combined OGUK Medical and Fit to Train Certificate = £165 (You will be issued with two certificates on completion).
10-point drug screen = £57.60