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Topside Medical Emergency Cover

Topside Medical Emergency Cover

HSE Offshore Limited provides, through its partners, worldwide Topside Medical Emergency Advice Service which was developed in the 1970’s as Offshore Medical Support (OMS) in response to the needs of the developing industry, and have progressed the service to a fully compliant emergency service, which is vital to prevent the loss of life from accidents or emergencies that take place on/offshore.

Key benefits of our approach:

  • Two topside duty doctors on call at any one time increasing medical "cover"
  • The topside duty doctors have extensive knowledge of oil & gas emergency situations (all of whom have worked offshore as per the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works Regulations 1989). Duty manager on call 24/7 for prompt response and to assist with logistics needs.

The Emergency Topside Service comprises:

24hr Topside Medical Emergency Service, 24hr Duty Manager Support Service

How the service is delivered:

  • The service provides telephone advice from our onshore Medical Doctor to the offshore medic
  • We can provide access to a team of up to ten duty doctors, two of whom are on-call at any one time
  • On-call doctors will be contactable through a single contact number 24 hours a day
  • The first on-call duty doctor is available to offer immediate telephone/radio advice to the offshore medic
  • The second on-call duty doctor provides support to the first duty doctor
  • The service is supported by a Duty Manager on call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to assist the on call physicians with administrative and logistical coordination in the event of an emergency
  • The Emergency Topside Service is supported by stringent and documented procedures which are regularly reviewed and audited through our continuous improvement process.