HSE compliance is a vital component of offshore work because every offshore employee has the right to live and work in a health and safety compliant environment.
Given the unique dangers and health risks associated with working offshore, it’s important that offshore medics have completed relevant HSE training courses and possess appropriate HSE certifications validated by the Health and Safety Executive UK.
It’s also important that offshore HSE jobs provide ongoing HSE training, to ensure that employees keep up to date with policies and regulations.
HSE, or Health and Safety Executive, is the UK’s national health and safety regulator.
It acts across different industries to ensure that health and safety policies and regulations are kept up to date to create safer, more secure working environments.
The offshore industry has its own unique set of health and safety regulations, which are set down by the HSE.
With an estimated 30,000 people working in offshore locations, such as oil rigs or wind farms, regulations need to be comprehensive.
Offshore employers are expected to be compliant with these rules and regulations. Failure to do so can result in workplace accidents or long-term health problems for their employees.
Offshore work can be dangerous, involving remote locations, industrial machinery and, at times, outdated infrastructure.
To reflect this, HSE is constantly updated and demands a more proactive approach to health and safety procedures from employees and employers in the offshore industry.
Certifications for offshore HSE jobs
As well as holding appropriate medical and nursing qualifications, current offshore HSE medic jobs require applicants to hold a valid HSE certification.
There are a number of reputable providers for this training, as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive.
Certification is issued by HSE, and employers can check relevant HSE certification numbers to ensure an offshore medic has a valid certification and is up to date. Depending on the course and provider, HSE certifications may need to be updated by the medic at given intervals throughout their career.
Dedicated offshore HSE advisor roles are becoming more common in offshore locations, allowing companies to stay informed and to make adequate risk assessments for improved workplace safety.
An offshore HSE advisor will be able to advice new medics on any specific health and safety regulations that are important for particular offshore locations, to ensure that new offshore staff members are fully inducted into their new job.
Contact Oilfield Medics Today for More Information on Offshore HSE Jobs
Oilfield Medics is proudly committed to stringent health compliance in the offshore workforce. We understand from experience the hazards and dangers associated with working offshore and are dedicated to improving offshore HSE compliance.
If you’re a qualified offshore medic looking for offshore HSE jobs, then contact our team today to find out more about our current openings and the support we offer our medics. Alternatively, offshore employers with current offshore HSE medic jobs vacancies can get in touch to find out how our team of offshore medics can join your operation.