Expanding Oil & Gas Medicals to Cover Wind and Solar Workers
In response to the changing landscape of the energy industry, Connexus Health has responded to and developed offshore medical examinations, previously focused on oil and gas personnel, to now encompass those engaged in wind and solar projects. This shift is in line with the growing prominence of renewable energy sources and the need for comprehensive health certifications.
The Offshore Energy (previously Oil and Gas) UK policy mandates that individuals working in remote locations, including wind and solar installations, undergo medical examinations every two years to ensure their fitness for offshore duties. Connexus Health has taken a proactive approach to meet these requirements, ensuring the safety and well-being of workers and the adherence to rigorous safety standards on offshore installations.
Why Choose Connexus for Offshore Medicals?
Connexus Health offers a seamless and efficient certification process, leveraging a dedicated online portal that allows workers to submit their health details conveniently. With a fully equipped clinic based in Centre Park Warrington, equipped with onsite parking, Connexus ensures minimal waiting times for appointments and a thorough examination process.
The certification process involves an online questionnaire, followed by an in-person medical examination conducted by an OEUK registered doctor. This includes audiometry (hearing test), urinalysis (urine test), visual tests, height and weight measurements, and an appropriate clinical examination. The resulting offshore medical certificate is provided promptly, either in paper or electronic format.
Furthermore, Connexus Health goes beyond standard offshore medicals by offering certifications for Emergency Response Team (ERT) duties and Passenger Short Term Air Supply System (PSTASS) in-water training.
As the energy landscape undergoes a significant transformation, Connexus Health remains committed to adapting and enhancing its services. The inclusion of wind and solar workers in the offshore medical certification process reflects a forward-thinking approach to meet the evolving needs of the industry, ensuring the health and safety of workers in both traditional and renewable energy sectors.