ERT Medical in Glasgow

Emergency Response Team (ERT) Medical


ERT Medical 

Duty holders are required to have arrangements in place to provide for an effective response in the event of an offshore emergency.
OEUK therefore recommends that ERT members tasked with physically strenuous activities undergo regular:
• Medical Assessment
• Fitness Grading

  • How long will the ERT medical take? You should allow 45 minutes for the ERT medical. 

  • Please bring with you: Photographic ID (Your passport or driving licence). Any medication, doctor/ hospital letters and relevant investigations results. Your glasses / contact lenses if worn. Comfortable clothing for the Chester step test.
  • Certificates are normally made available on the day of the examination. The ERT medical is specifically for offshore ERTs. The medical section of a satisfactory certificate will last for 2 years, with an annual fitness assessment required every year.
  • Cost: The costs of an ERT Medical (Emergency Response Team Medical) is £350. 

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ERT MEDICAL - Emergency Response Team

OEUK medical
Chester Step Test (CST)

 •Completion and discussion of the ERT medical health questionnaire.
• Physical examination including height, weight and BMI.
• Urine testing (to assess how well your kidneys/ body is working).
• Vision testing (near, distance and colour).
• Audiometry testing (hearing test).
• Spirometry Test.
• Chester Step Test.

• Some Companies require an additional drug and/ or alcohol screen. Please make sure you understand what your Company requires.

In general, the ERT member should be free from any illness which might compromise their ability to discharge their ERT duties or which may be made worse by such duties. Pre-existing conditions such as respiratory disorders, heart disease, endocrine disease, neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders and incapacitating musculoskeletal disorders are unlikely to be compatible with ERT duties.

The ERT medical will last 45-60 minutes.

• Certified photo ID such passport or driving license
• To bring your glasses (and spares) / contact lenses if worn;
• To avoid exposure to loud noise for 16 hrs prior to your appointment
• To bring any medication, doctor/ hospital letters and relevant investigations results
• To bring any medication, doctor/ hospital letters and relevant investigations results
• For the Chester step test you should wear suitable sports clothing and training shoes or similar.

The examination frequency is every 2 years, but the aerobic testing is annual.

Yes, as long as the doctor can deem you fit, we will provide you with the ERT certificate at the end of your appointment to take away with you.

Yes, the ERT medical includes a Chester Step Test


GP Matters
24 Buckingham Terrace
Glasgow G12 8ED
West End


Phone: 0141 7373 289

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