Guidelines for the medical and physical fitness requirements of emergency response team members

Gemma Milligan, Patrick John Morgan, M. Doig, Mike Tipton

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Produced by the EI's Health Technical Committee (HTC) to provide guidance to occupational physicians working in the international oil and gas industry, these guidelines address the medical and physical fitness requirements for emergency response team (ERT) members who have a designated role in addition to their normal duties at either onshore or offshore facilities.

Whilst it is acknowledged that not all ERT activities are physically strenuous, many are. ERT members who may engage in activities requiring higher levels of physical exertion should undergo regular medical evaluation, aerobic capacity evaluation and functional capacity evaluation.

The guidelines are based on current evidence and are concordant with current occupational health good practice. They are not applicable for those with full time fire response duties.

Provided alongside this technical publication are the following audio files; Stair climbing and Tecumseh step test.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEnergy Institute
Commissioning bodyEnergy Institute
ISBN (Print)9781787253674
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2023


  • emergency response
  • medical fitness
  • physical employments standards

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