Service Spotlight: Offshore Medics

The oil and gas industry is a crucial contributor to the global economy and financial forecasts predict that its economic influence will continue. It is important to note that the industry is largely reliant on a core workforce who commit themselves to a unique and somewhat challenging working lifestyle.

Sustained periods away from home, shift work and navigating the demands and hazards of the offshore environment, could place a significant physical and psychological burden on workers.

Workplace health and wellbeing is one of the main drivers of personal wellbeing, workforce productivity and business success and it is vital therefore, that companies operating within the oil and gas industry have robust provision in place to safeguard their workers.

How can EMS Assist?

EMS Assist understands the challenges faced by workers and their employers confronted with the particulars of this unique working environment. We have developed a comprehensive medical service comprised of various elements which can be implemented anywhere in the world to support our clients in safeguarding the health and wellbeing of their personnel offshore.

The key component of our medical service is our trusted medical personnel. We have developed a strong and committed team of highly competent offshore medics who are passionate about delivering excellent levels of primary, emergency, and occupational medical care for offshore workers globally.

By combining industry expertise with technical skills, our medical personnel are actively helping our clients to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of their valued employees.

EMS Assist aims to ensure that our medics are equipped to succeed. We appreciate the importance and responsibility of the role and therefore have developed a comprehensive support system including thorough onboarding and 24/7 support from our inhouse team.

Managing Workforce Health and Wellbeing

Our approach to managing workforce health and wellbeing can be broken down into 3 key areas:

Primary and Trauma Care

Managing illness and injury at the site is the primary function for our medics who are experts in their field and will utilise their skills, knowledge and training to effectively diagnose and treat patients accordingly. From first aid to more complex cases, with the support of our onshore Topside service, our medics will deliver first class care. The competence of our medics ensures that more cases can be handled at the site, reducing the need for costly medical evacuations.

Emergency Preparedness

Health and safety is a number one priority for all companies operating in the oil and gas industry with safeguards in place to ensure that the risk of injury or illness is reduced as low as is reasonably practicable. Although rare, emergencies still occur which is why all EMS Assist medics will take a proactive approach in preparing for such an event. This includes managing the clinic inventory, maintaining equipment, carrying out regular drills of emergency response plans and managing and training the first aid team who will be the first responders in a scene and will support in the event of mass casualty situations. Most importantly, EMS Assist medics are skilled and experienced in dealing with emergency situations.

Positive Health Promotion

Creating a workplace culture which fosters health and wellbeing is fundamental to the success of any business. Organisations thrive when their workers are motivated, healthy and supported. An EMS Assist Medic can make a real difference when it comes to workforce wellbeing. Our medics have vast experience in implementing topical campaigns targeting various aspects of health, safety and mental wellbeing to ensure workforces are happy and well, both physically and mentally. Furthermore, our medics are approachable and supportive and always available to listen when a worker needs somebody to talk to.


Why Work With EMS Assist?

Our personnel are our biggest asset and we want them to succeed. All medical personnel are backed by a comprehensive support system which aims to ensure that they can thrive in their role.

We appreciate the challenges of working in this unique offshore environment and are passionate about helping clients improve the health and wellbeing of their workforces.

We have significant experience in delivering medical risk management solutions in some of the world’s most complex and remote locations.

We are quality driven in all that we do and strive for continuous improvement.

Other Medical Services:

  • Topside Support
  • International Medical Assistance
  • Medical Emergency Response Plans
  • Occupational Health

Contact Us!


Any offshore medics who are interested in joining the EMS team, please send a copy of your CV to

For more information on our services, please contact

Thank you!

The EMS Team

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