Medics fulfil a vital role in ensuring the safety, health and wellbeing of personnel working offshore or on a worksite. The Medic is responsible for providing professional medical care for personnel offshore or on a designated plant / worksite, including maintaining records and producing reports whilst ensuring medical facilities and medicines are up-to-date and accurate.

About this role

Typical duties

  • Provides acute health / medical care to personnel who have been involved in accidents or become unwell while offshore or at a work site
  • Ensures that stocks of medical supplies are maintained to the appropriate levels and stored securely
  • Supports the coordination of medical evacuations from offshore installations / vessels
  • Ensures that all relevant onshore and offshore personnel are informed of status updates in relation to injury management of personnel
  • Safely stores prescribed medication for personnel and issues as appropriate
  • Ensures that all relevant paperwork is completed accurately in a timely manner and filed appropriately
  • Liaises closely with onshore company medical advisers as required
  • Trains and supports other trained first aiders as required, and undertakes regular medical emergency response exercises
  • Prepares relevant reports in a timely manner
  • Active member of the onsite Emergency Response Team
  • Reports any breaches of safety or medical procedures to installation supervision / management
  • Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times

In the industry

Medics play a vital role in the overall safe and efficient functioning of an offshore installation or onshore work site. They hold primary responsibility for ensuring the health and wellbeing of personnel working offshore or on a worksite. The Medic would be the first line of response and care for any personnel involved in an accident or becoming unwell at work. Medics are employed by specialist medical services companies. The role will involve shift work, which may have early starts and late finishes.


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Managing people
  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Practical
  • Flexibility


Entry requirements:

  • Recognised Nursing Qualification or Royal Navy/Royal Marines/Royal Fleet Auxiliary Medics or Army Medical Assistant or RAF Medical Assistant
  • Basic offshore induction and emergency training (BOSIET)
  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • OPITO Minimum Industry Safety Standards (MIST)

Employers might also look for:

Strong emergency and advanced life support skills