JUN 23, 2014
For any offshore worker, being clear on health and safety is a must. But perhaps just as important is staying up to date on foreign, as well as domestic, legislation covering offshore work.
With that in mind, it’s good to be aware that a valid Oil & Gas UK medical certificate is now accepted by the Norwegian oil & gas industry authorities – in other words, you no longer need to hold a Norwegian medical certificate to work in the Norwegian sector.
That decision is good news for anyone holding a valid Oil & Gas UK medical certificate seeking to work further afield in Norway, cutting bureaucracy and administration hassle and costs. Put simply, you are now free to work in the Norwegian sector with your British certification (as long as you abide by all other Norwegian regulations regarding health requirements).
Keeping your UK certification up to date is more important than ever
Of course, quite rightly, the onus is still on you to make sure your Oil & Gas UK medical certificate is properly up to date and has been certified by an industry registered doctor. That’s where the advantages of the simple online booking system created by Offshore Medicals come into play.
On our site, you can book a personal appointment for an examination by a registered doctor at a time of your choosing with just a few clicks of mouse. And that’s for all essential oil and gas certification from the basic UKOG certificate to the specialised ERT certificate.
Even better, our system covers ‘return-to-work’ consultation and even offers automated reminders by email, giving you extra peace of mind. Explore the site to find out more and discover the benefits.
NB. Valid Dutch Oil & Gas medical certification is also accepted for work in the Norwegian Sectors.