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Frequently
Asked Questions

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  • Do you do OEUK (formally OGUK) medicals?
    Yes. Our OEUK approved doctor, Dr Crouse provides these medicals at the clinic. (OEUK Offshore Energies UK was formerly known as OGUK.) All persons working offshore are required to be examined periodically and classified as medically fit to work in the offshore environment. Some employers require additional medical certificates such as ENG1, CA-EBS Fit to Train and Chester Step Test. We offer appointment bundles to meet your needs. Please see various options when preparing to book your appointment.
  • Do I need an ENG1 or ML5?
    The MCA provides specific guidance on this in the link below. Your employer should also confirm which medical is required. In some situations you can opt for either medical. Unfortunately we cannot give more specific guidance.
  • Will I need a Chester Step Test?
    A Chester Step Test is a fitness assessment. The need for fitness testing will normally be determined during your medical. Most medicals will not require this additional test. The most common reason that a Chester Step Test will be required is BMI. If your BMI is between 30-35 you may require additional fitness testing and if your BMI is over 35 you are likely to require further testing. We offer this additional service which can sometimes be completed on the day of your medical. Our fee for the Chester Step Test is £70.
  • Can I take my CA-EBS Fit to train medicals alongside my other medical?
    Yes. We also offer Compressed Air - Emergency Breathing System Medicals and you tag it onto your other medical. CA-EBS Fit to Train Medical is suitable for BOSIET, FOET or HUET courses. CA-EBS certificate is required for "wet" in water training using the compressed air emergency breathing system.
  • What if my employer has their own special form to be completed?
    You can email your template to info@cornwallmedicals.co.uk and we advise you whether we can complete it and provide you with a quote for it.
  • Which countries accept OEUK Medical Certificate?
    The Netherlands and Norway are covered by a normal OEUK medical certificate. If your certificate is restricted, this will not be accepted outside of the UK sector.
  • How do I book a medical?
    Simply find a date that works for you and book & pay securely via the website.
  • Do you do ENG1 & ML5 medicals?
    Yes. Our MCA approved doctor, Dr Crouse provides these medicals at the clinic.
  • What if my employer is paying for my medical?
    Your employer can book your appointment on your behalf . Please ensure you complete their email address for the remittance and your email address for personal communication. You can contact us to request alternative payment methods.
  • Can I reschedule my appointment?
    Please email us if you need to reschedule your current booking.
  • What if I'm running late?
    Please let us know as soon as you can. We will do our best to see you but sometimes we will need to rearrange your appointment to avoid disrupting other people's appointments. Unfortunately, if you do not attend your appointment or arrive more than 20 minutes late and we cannot fit you in you will be charged the full fee.
  • How do I cancel my appointment?
    Please contact us via email if you wish to cancel your appointment. Cancellations with more than 48hrs notice will be charged the full fee.
  • What do I need to bring to my medical?
    Please bring the following to your examination: photo ID, for example a passport, driving licence, or discharge book your previous ENG medical certificate(s) if you have one your local doctor’s name, address and contact details any medication you’re taking recent letters relating to medical treatment if available your glasses or contact lenses but not colour correction lenses If you normally wear contact lenses please do not wear them on the day of your examination and use spectacles instead as you are required to remove contacts as part of your eyesight assessment and it can sometimes take a period of time for your eyes to adjust. Please avoid loud noises for 16 hours prior to your appointment as your hearing may need to be assessed.
  • What shall I wear?
    The examination involves undressing to underwear or sportswear (eg shorts for males and shorts/sports bra for females). If you would like a chaperone present for your examination please let us know in advance or preferably bring someone who you would like to be with you during the assessment.
  • When the medical is finished, how do I receive my certificate?
    The doctor will give you a paper ENG 1 certificate if you pass the examination. Approved Doctors are required to retain all records relating to each ENG1 medical (securely and confidentially) for a period of 10 years after it has been carried out, before they are securely destroyed. Records of occupational health surveillance data, eg audiometry done on behalf of an employer, must be kept for 40 years.
  • What can I expect in my Chester Step Test?
    The Chester Step Test is a standardised test that measures aerobic capacity (a fitness test). It is designed to be sub-maximal so should not require vigorous exercise and is considered to be safe to be overseen by fitness professional providing a simple screening process is completed first. The test is used by the UK fire service and recognised as a good tool to assess fitness by a wide range of occupational bodies, including the MCA and OEUK. The test involves the subject repeatedly stepping on and off a step to match a rate indicated by a metronome while heart rate is monitored. The test continues until either a target heart rate is exceeded, the subject reports they are finding the level of exertion hard or after 10 minutes of the test protocol has been completed. Most people will not complete the full 10 minutes. The results include an indication of the subject’s fitness - from poor to excellent. Important Do’s and don’ts: -Avoid eating, smoking, exercising and drinking tea or coffee for at least 2 hours before your test -Avoid heavy physical exercise for 24hrs before the test -Wear loose fitting comfortable and clothes -Wear comfortable trainers -You should not undertake the test if you are taking B-blockers or recovering from illness or a cold.
  • What can I expect in my ENG1?
    Your ENG1 medical will typically last an hour. During your ENG1 medical you’ll be: asked about your medical history by the doctor or a practice nurse weighed and measured asked to provide a urine sample tested on your hearing and sight (for distance, colour and near vision) given a physical examination (you will be asked to undress to your underclothes) Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/seafarers-medical-certification-guidance#your-eng1-or-ml5-medical-what-to-take-with-you
  • What can I expect in my ML5?
    Your ML5 medical will typically last an hour. During your ML5 medical you’ll be: asked about your medical history by the doctor or a practice nurse weighed and measured asked to provide a urine sample tested on your hearing and sight (for distance, colour and near vision) given a physical examination (you will be asked to undress to your underclothes) ML5 examinations are similar to ENG1s with some important differences: ML5 certificates can last up to 5 years until the age 65 and 1 year thereafter. If any issues are issued at your medical your case is likely to require referral to the MCA for further consideration.
  • What do I need to do before my HGV Medical?
    You will be required to obtain a printout of your GP records summary or have the NHS app with full access to your GP records.
  • What is covered in the OEUK Medical?
    Your OEUK medical will typically last an hour. Your OEUK medical will include : Health questionnaire Physical examination by a Doctor Weight, Height and BMI measurement Blood pressure Vision assessment Urine testing for blood, protein and sugar Hearing test You will need to bring the following to your examination: photo ID, passport, driving licence or discharge book your local doctor’s name, address and contact details any medication you’re taking your glasses or contact lenses but not colour correction lenses Any relevant hospital/specialist correspondence
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