Oil and gas employees and contractors work in some of the remotest places, unlocking the world’s energy needs. Keeping their employees and contractors safe and well is a top priority for these companies.
Teams are on standby to transport sick or injured colleagues to hospital from platforms, vessels and remote bases. It can mean a long helicopter flight or turning a ship around.
Telemedicine technology is also helping doctors to reach better decisions in remote places, using systems that provide access to a wide range of medical expertise at any time through internet and satellite connections.
However, for the Key Bases of these companies, it is often necessary & more cost effective to have clinical services near or on the base. This allows companies to:
- Support their business continuity agenda at all times by providing timely and quality medical care to their employees, increasing their productivity and reducing lost time. Furthermore, by improving on-site diagnostics and care, this helps to reduce the number of expensive failed assignments and limit costly employee replacements.
- Comply with national and international regulations for health and safety in the oil and gas industry, best practices and health agenda regarding on-site medical care.
- Support their Duty of Care agenda, so as to support employees’ wellbeing and morale, reducing staff turnover and to further attract newcomers.