Medicals and Courses Resources

Medicals

We have a page for different types of medicals. For example the basic one for oil and gas is OGUK, for renewables it’s the Wind Turbine medical, the rest are very specific for what you need. 

OGUK Medical Aberdeen

If you are in Aberdeen 

To make things easy, we recommend this doctors practice, because they fit you in, they’re nice in person, good price and they do all of the medicals above. 

ANCHOR
01224679058

40 Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1NP

If you want to take a look at the full list, the OGUK certified doctors list.

BOSIET info

For BOSIETs, also called ‘offshore survival course’ which is the 3 day course where you learn about oil and gas rigs, boats and what the safety procedures are.  You also will be belted into a helicopter shell turned upside down and sunk underwater to practice escape drills. 

This is the more expensive part of the basic training. The price can vary from place to place, depending on the training facility, we checked the different prices one time, and you can find a breakdown of BOSIT price cost comparisons between the different training providers. 

 

MIST info

Mist stands for minimum industry standard training, and is a requirement for going offshore. 

For prices from different training providers, see our MIST course cost page

 

What do you need to work offshore? 

 

This is the more expensive part of the basic training. The price can vary from place to place, depending on the training facility, we checked the different prices one time, and you can find a breakdown of BOSIT price cost comparisons between the different training providers. 

 

Other

We have pages that might be of interest to you. that is not basic training or medicals. 

For example:

Rig Jobs, what are they? 

Check out our page on the different jobs you get offshore, both on rigs and vessels. 

 

Survival Guide.

This is a guide that was made by offshore workers to help someone who is trying to get into the industry. It’s the kind of guide that maybe you’ll only fully appreciate how good it is, once you are in. It has a price, to buy beers for the guys who made it. Totally worth every penny. 

Women in oil and gas, we have page talking about that. Oil and gas is definitely an industry dominated demographically by men, but is in no way restricted to it. It’s an interesting little read for an offshore workers take on it.