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Wind Turbine Renewable Energy (RUK) Medicals

Keep your employees and business safe.

RUK Wind Turbine Medicals are required if working in the renewable energy sector, either for onshore or offshore windfarms. These specific medicals have replaced the MCA Seafarers Medical and the OGUK offshore medicals for those working within the RUK wind turbine industry, due to the unique challenges those working in the RUK industry face.

The medical provides an assessment of someone’s fitness to work in the sector, considering the risk assessments
within the industry, including working at height or in confined spaces.

The medical questionnaires and assessments are designed to rule out medical conditions that increase a risk of falling, ability to climb vertical ladders, working in confined spaces and in varied and extreme temperatures, which could compromise the health of the individual or those around them.

RenewableUK clearly states that the person’s capability is expected to match the tasks they will be undertaking as part of their job. This includes ensuring their medical fitness to work, whether it pertains to onshore or offshore RUK requirements.

  • Any condition that could impede the ability to climb, such as a cardiovascular condition
  • Any condition that could impede the tasks required or be exacerbated by strenuous exercise, such as either a respiratory, cardiovascular or a significant musculoskeletal health condition
  • Any condition that may result in falls or harness suspension when working at heights

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    Why book a RUK medical with Connexus?

    Dedicated online portal

    Our online system allows workers to provide their health details at their convenience.

    Efficient and thorough

    No long waiting times for appointments.

    High-end facility

    We have a brand new clinic based on Centre Park Warrington, with onsite parking.

    What is included in a RUK Wind
    Turbine Medical?

    The medical includes completion of a medical history questionnaire, with information about both your physical and mental health.

    • Height, weight and BMI
    • Eye test to include near, distance and colour vision assessment
    • Pulse and blood pressure assessment
    • Urine testing
    • Audiometry
    • Spirometry
    • Chester Step Test (suitable clothing should be worn on the day of your appointment)
    • Musculoskeletal assessment
    • Hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) questionnaire
      & assessment if required
    • Physical examination

    Duration of medical: 60 to 80 minutes.

    A RUK Certificate of Fitness on completion of the medical is provided, stating whether you are:

    1. Fit for the role
    2. Fit with restrictions
    3. Unfit for the role (this may be a temporary unfit status until treatment through your GP can be commenced and the fit certificate updated after a brief reassessment by our Occupational Health Physician)

    The certificate is valid for 2 years unless medical circumstances require that a time-limited certificate of lesser duration should be issued e.g. 6 months / 1 year.

    What to bring with you for a RUK Wind Turbine Medical?

    Proof of ID

    Individuals attending for the medical are required to bring with them two separate forms of photographic ID such as a passport and photo driving license.

    Prescription glasses

    If worn, spectacles and/or contact lenses need to be brought to the medical for near and distance vision testing.


    Individuals on medication are required to provide details of their medication and information regarding any underlying medical conditions.

    Industry-Leading Facilities

    Our fully equipped Occupational Health mobile units can come to your business premises.
    • Sound booth
    • Vision screener and snellen chart
    • Spirometer
    • Height measurement and scales
    • Comfortable seating area with desk
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      WA1 1RL

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