Emergency Breathing System (EBS) Fit to Train medical



The OPITO BOSIET, FOET and HUET Courses will now include in-water training with the CA-EBS.
This new element requires additional medical tests for delegates, which will be captured via a "Fit to Train" certificate. This must be completed before you can partake in the BOSIET, FOET or HUET Courses.

This medical assessment will be offered stand-alone or combined with the Oil & Gas UK Medical.

  • How long will the Fit to Train medical take? You should allow 15-30 minutes for the FTT medical. 

  • Please bring with you: Photographic ID (Your passport or driving licence). Any medication, doctor/ hospital letters and relevant investigations results. 
  • Certificates Are normally made available on the day of the examination. Copies can be sent to companies where requested.

  • Cost: The costs of a FTT Medical is £100. 

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The Oil and Gas industry introduced in 2018 a medical assessment for the fitness for in‐water EBS training, otherwise known as a Fit to Train Medical. The Fit to Train Medical ensures that an individual risk assessment is carried out and identifies any medical conditions that may put one at risk of barotrauma.

The Fit to Train Medical will classify trainees as either ‘fit’ or ‘unfit’ for in‐water EBS training.
We shall provide documentary confirmation of fitness status, for employers and training providers.

This medical is usually undertaken at the same time with an OGUK Medical but may also be carried out on its own.

You should expect to:

Complete a specific questionnaire and clarify any answers
If you have a history of relevant medical condition(s), physical examination of the respiratory and/or ENT systems, and/or performance of lung function test.

This medical is usually undertaken at the same time with an OGUK Medical but may also be carried out on its own.

The expiry date on the Fit to Train medical certificate is 4 years, however individuals are advised to retake the assessment prior to their next refresher training should there be a change to their medical circumstance.

You will either be confirmed as:

Fit for in-water PSTASS EBS training
Temporarily unfit for PSTASS EBS training
Indefinitely unfit for in-water PSTASS EBS training

The appointment will take around 15 -30 minutes.
If required as an add-on to an OGUK medical please let us know when you book the appointment.

Yes, as long as the doctor can deem you fit, we will provide you with the certificate at the end of your appointment to take away with you.



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24 Buckingham Terrace
Glasgow G12 8ED
West End


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