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Offshore medic qualifications

A guide for training organisations approved under The Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

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Date of publication:
April 2016
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Who this guidance is for:

This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore medic courses. It also provides an overview on the legal aspects of offshore first aid provision for the purposes of the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 (OFAR).The guidance will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of offshore medic training and should be read in conjunction with the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) Health care and first aid on offshore installations and pipeline works.

Changes since the last edition:

The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

By 31 March 2018 there will be an expectation that all trainers and assessors will hold appropriate qualifications that demonstrate they are competent to train and or assess offshore medic qualifications.

Greater clarity has been provided on the suitability of candidates wishing to qualify as offshore medics and on the clinical placement requirements for newly qualified offshore medics.

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Updated: 2016-07-27