ERT Medical in Glasgow

Emergency Response Team (ERT) Medical

ERT Medical - EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM MEDICAL IN GLASGOW

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

The ERT Medical consist of: 

1 - ERT Medical Assessment 
ERT members should have met the conditions for issue of a standard OEUK medical certificate. 
There are also additional medical guidelines for ERT members; 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.

2 - ERT Fitness grading 
The fitness grading element of the assessment is not intended to be a pass/fail one, but to produce a grading of practical use to operators, employers, and ERT leaders and teams alike. The fitness grading can readily be understood as reflecting a worker’s physical capability and their liability to adverse medical events during ERT activities. 

This can be assessed as follows: 

a) Capability Assessment 
The examinee should provide evidence of ability to undertake sustained vigorous activity. As a simple guide, those examinees able to provide evidence of completion of a ‘fun run’ of 5k or more at a suitable pace may be judged to have provided sufficient evidence; evidence of membership of and regular training at a running club, cycling club, football team or similar activity are also likely to be sufficient. The examinee will then be rated accordingly.

It is not necessary for the examinee to undertake an exercise test for the purposes of the ERT assessment, however we will could carry this out when the examinee is unable to provide proof of evidence.

b) Safety Risk Assessment 
The amount of physical exercise typically undertaken weekly by the examinee should be assessed, along with their use of nicotine products, and the presence or absence of hypertension, diabetes, indicators of hyperlipidemia (e.g. prescription of statin medication) and obesity (BMI 30 or >). These factors can be scored and summed to produce a safety rating.

c) Final Assessment of fitness grading 
The examinee’s capability and safety ratings are combined to give an overall fitness grading.

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ERT MEDICAL - Emergency Response Team

It is not necessary for the examinee to undertake an exercise test for the purposes of the ERT assessment, however we could carry this out if the examinee is unable to provide proof of evidence of ability to undertake sustained vigorous activity.
As a simple guide, those examinees able to provide evidence of completion of a ‘fun run’ of 5k or more at a suitable pace may be judged to have provided sufficient evidence; evidence of membership of and regular training at a running club, cycling club, football team or similar activity are also likely to be sufficient. 

The ERT medical will last approx 45 minutes.

• Photo ID (passport or driving license)
• Your glasses / contact lenses if worn
• Avoid exposure to loud noise for 16 hrs prior to your appointment
• Any medication, doctor/ hospital letters and relevant investigations/results
• Evidence of ability to undertake sustained vigorous activity. As a simple guide, those examinees able to provide evidence of completion of a ‘fun run’ of 5k or more at a suitable pace may be judged to have provided sufficient evidence; evidence of membership of and regular training at a running club, cycling club, football team or similar activity are also likely to be sufficient.
• Comfortable clothing - you should wear suitable sports clothing and training shoes or similar in case you need a Chester step test

Medical assessments should follow the normal OEUK medical periodicity, whilst fitness grading should be undertaken at least annually. 

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.

The costs of an ERT Medical (Emergency Response Team Medical) is £350.

Address

GP Matters
24 Buckingham Terrace
Glasgow G12 8ED
West End


Contacts

Email: info@gpmatters.com
Phone: 0141 7373 289

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