Oil and gas operations take place around the globe, and the quality of available medical care can vary significantly. Providing optimized medical care for oil and gas employees is essential for a healthy workforce. For this reason, medical professionals need to assess local health facilities to ensure that they can provide the necessary healthcare for their workers.
Health facilities that may be available for an operational oil and gas location should be assessed well before the start-up of the operation and every three to four years thereafter. They should be assessed by a company-approved health professional who has experience and a technical background in this type of assessment.
This document provides guidance on the assessment of medical facilities to help companies:
• Identify adequate medical facilities in specific operational locations
• Comply with company health, safety and environment requirements to assess medical facilities
• Integrate health facilities that meet the company’s medical standards within the company’s emergency response plan