What is an OEUK Physical?

An offshore oil rig is pictured on the water with a landscape of hills in the background.

If you work on an offshore oil drilling rig or drilling platform, you must undergo an offshore medical exam. 

Oil & Gas UK (OEUK) sets a standard of fitness to be reached by anyone working within the industry. Due to the working conditions, safety is a top priority for this industry and it’s vital that every employee be fit for duty.

The exam is much like a standard physical exam, except an OEUK physical is more comprehensive and must be performed by a licensed, OEUK qualified physician.

According to Oil & Gas UK (OEUK), OEUK registered physicians will:

Have knowledge of the offshore environment and remote medicine

Demonstrate knowledge of, or possess a qualification in, occupational medicine

Have access to appropriate examination facilities

Undertake an OEUK one-day training programm in offshore medical assessment – it is expected attendees will have sufficient understanding of and ability in spoken English to participate in the training without an interpreter

Understand the principles of the risk-based approach embodied in these guidelines

Source: OEUK Doctors

What Does an OEUK Physical Include?

Dr. Terry Taylor is a certified OEUK physician in Mobile and routinely performs these exams, which include:

  • Patient Health History Questionnaire
  • Physical examination
  • Urinalysis and other labs determined by the physician
  • Body Mass Index – a measurement of height and weight
  • Vision test for near, distance, and color vision
  • Pulse and blood pressure measurement
  • Lung function test
  • Audiogram (hearing test)
  • Consultation with a licensed, OEUK qualified physician

Why choose OHC for your OEUK Physical?

Not many physicians are OEUK certified. Our Physicians have over 10 years combined experience.

OHC offers flexible appointment times at two offices, in Mobile, Alabama.

We understand your time is important and we work to schedule your appointment in a timely manner. If you are in need of an OEUK physical, please call 251-434-6770 to get more information on the OEUK Physicals.


Occupational Health Center offers employers a large array of health services designed to maximize the effectiveness of your valued employees. With a strong focus on workers’ compensation claims, our services promote the continued well-being of your employees’ health and their return to work.

For more than 10 years, the business, industrial, and corporate communities have placed their trust in our doctors to provide medical care, services, and testing for thousands of their employees. 

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