We provide offshore health services
A team devoted to keeping you safe at work
We want to provide even better health services
Offshore Health Services AS is staffed by people – duty doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals – with extensive experience in supplying all kinds of health services. Our aim is to be the leading provider in our field and to contribute to ensuring that our customers both establish and maintain the necessary emergency response structure.
In addition to supplying duty doctor services, we want to give companies the opportunity to draw on our experience and use it for further development in the field of general health and occupational health and safety. Our goal is to provide you, our customers, with professional medical security, the necessary emergency response structure and efficient service.
Skills that ensure professional medical security
Offshore Health Services AS (OHS) was founded in 2009, taking as its basis the duty doctor scheme for the Haltenbanken oil and gas fields. Some of our doctors have more than 20 years of experience in providing this kind of service.
Our overarching goal
“Offshore Health Services AS is to supply health services of a high professional standard to offshore installations. Our services are to be based on broad general medical experience and efficient execution of the health services in close contact with the customer and/or the individual installation.”
Our value base
- Professional medical security
- Thinking in terms of new solutions
- Provide efficient service
- Work in teams for and with the customer
We at OHS have built up our organisation, available competence and capacity so as to ensure we can quickly make any adjustments necessary to accommodate new commercial requirements in a contract.
On call 24/7 to provide medical treatment and follow-up. We can provide service by phone, video link or face-to-face meeting.
Health certificates / testing
Health certificates / testing
We provide our services in compliance with Norwegian oil and gas guidelines 014 and 064, other relevant guidelines, the client’s own procedures, and requirements laid down in legislation and regulations applicable to both onshore and offshore installations.
The doctors who staff our duty team live locally to all our locations in Norway: Stavanger, Bergen, Florø, Kristiansund, Brønnøysund, Hammerfest and Kirkenes. Most of the duty doctors are GPs who have completed supplementary courses and received training in acute medical aid. We also have duty doctors who are specialists in the fields of anaesthesia and acute medicine, orthopaedics/trauma surgery, cardiology and diving medicine.
Our duty doctors provide continuous coverage (24/7-365) on the basis of our own shift plans. Our doctors are available to provide professional medical advice and assist platform medical staff with treatment. In addition, our duty doctors can be contacted via the company’s emergency response and HSE organisation.
We have our own ICT systems including telephony and video-based communication
Operator Supervisor Doctor
The role of the Operator Supervisor Doctor is to assure that the company is in compliance with the applicable legislation and regulations regarding the health contingency programmes, and with regard to sub-suppliers to the operator company. This doctor has a general role based on supervision in the area of general health and occupational health and safety. The doctor submits declarations to the County Medical Officer in Rogaland, the County Governor in Rogaland, in the context of all consent applications and the start-up of assignments for the client.
Emergency response doctor
OHS provides second line emergency response doctor services. The assignments are aligned with the client’s key processes. The primary task is to coordinate the healthcare-related logistics in connection with major incidents and accidents. The doctors are based in the client’s second line emergency response centre.
Professionally responsible doctor
The professionally responsible doctor is an occupational health practitioner with professional responsibility for the client’s installations. This entails professional medical responsibility for occupational healthcare and health-related contingency plans. The doctor’s primary focus is on operative occupational healthcare, prevention and supervision in the context of general health and occupational health and safety.
SAR – Nurse
SAR nurses handle acute medical treatment in SAR helicopters and participate in annual training courses to maintain their acute medical credentials. The SAR nurse is a part of the SAR helicopter crew and helps maintain the same level of emergency response 24/7. In practice, this means being constantly prepared for emergency response in an SAR helicopter, ready to leave at a moment’s notice to visit oil rigs and stand-by vessels to assist with the acute medical treatment of ill and injured persons.
Platform nurses are specially qualified through a bespoke training programme to handle the health-related emergency response apparatus on the company’s installation. Platform nurses work closely with the duty doctor on the treatment and health-related follow-up of patients. These nurses also perform other assignments in the field of HSE supervision, as well as a number of supplementary tasks.
Our psychiatric nurses live locally to all our locations in Norway: Stavanger, Bergen, Florø, Kristiansund, Brønnøysund, Hammerfest and Kirkenes. The primary task of our psychiatric nurses is to assist our clients in the event of major incidents or accidents that require evacuation and follow-up at local centres for evacuees and their relatives. These nurses are also available to assist in the context of other incidents that require travel.
OHS has staff available to provide assistance in crises resulting from accidents or other incidents. The majority of our duty doctors are available for both local incidents, and incidents that occur elsewhere in Norway or abroad. Moreover, this service encompasses all our psychiatric nurses and a pool of psychiatrists and psychologists. OHS can also mobilise available SAR nurses and platform nurses.
Health certificates / testing
OHS performs a variety of tests, including:
- Offshore health certificate
- Seaman’s certificate
- Diver’s certificate
- On request from the client, we also perform tests for intoxicants.
OHS provides video-based training for platform nurses with the emphasis on diagnostics and treatment in selected areas. (Ophthalmology, otoscopy, etc.)
We also provide certified training in AHLR.
OHS organises professional meetings for platform nurses, contingency supervisors, HSE supervisors and duty doctors. The primary aim is an exchange of experience based on specific medical cases and emergency response conditions.
The meetings are planned and held in consultation with our clients, who can suggest relevant content.
Offshore Health Services
Azets Insight AS, avd Trondheim
Beddingen 8, 7014 Trondheim