The Chester step test is a standard part of the RUK(wind turbine) renewables medical.
For oil and gas workers: OGUK medical + chester step test (in many cases) can qualify as an RUK medical.
Location: 1 Thistle Rd, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7DU (map below)
Thistle have a voicemail type reception, you say your name/chester step test medical/date you need/contact number, they’ll phone you back ASAP.
The Chester step test (CST) is a submaximal, multistage aerobic capacity test used to predict cardiorespiratory fitness.
The Chester step test is basically a fitness exam that involves climbing steps. Which is a big part of a wind turbine technician role. If you are involved in the wind turbine industry that may involve you climbing then you’ll probably need this certificate to work on site.
Technically, CST predicts aerobic capacity from a statistical line of best fit. The graph is plotted based on the mathematical correlation between oxygen cost, workload, and heart rate. This linear relationship is considered in association with the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM’s) metabolic cost of stepping equation. The result? Aerobic capacity is foretold from a line of best fit.
While the exact time duration may vary from test to test, the Chester step test usually takes about ten minutes. However you may be in longer for the paperwork and reviewing your medical history.
The wind turbine medical often called RUK is and includes a chester step test, Aberdeen based RUK medical providers can do both chester step test, or the full RUK exam, with different costs.