Medical examination for offshore workers (NOGEPA)

If you work on an offshore platform, you’ll know just how demanding this is for you and your body. The demands of the job you do are extremely high and you need to be physically and mentally fit in order to perform your tasks.

KLM Health Services is familiar with the demands placed on you as an offshore worker. You can count on our extensive international experience in this field.

We are an official NOGEPA accredited certification institute (ISO9001) and provide services to Dutch, German, UK and Norwegian offshore platforms.

When is an offshore health check-up necessary?

If you’re an offshore worker, this check-up is for you. The examination aims to identify possible health risk factors and physical abnormalities so as to enable timely intervention. The set-up is modular (i.e. components can be switched or adjusted). This means that KLM Health Services can always offer you the check-up you need.

What does the offshore health check-up involve?

The check-up consists of different examinations. These include a urine test and measurements of your height, weight, BMI and blood pressure. We also test your hearing and eyesight (including colour vision). We also conduct a resting ECG and lung function test.

If you belong to an Emergency Rescue Team, we will also carry out a maximum exertion test using an ergometer (stationary bike). In accordance with Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations, all helicopter passengers (flying from the UK) require a shoulder measurement. Specifically trained personnel perform the measurement. You will receive a certificate stating the results of the shoulder measurement, which remains valid for a period of four years. The exact contents of the offshore health check-up depend on the modules selected, which will be customised to meet your needs.

More information

We’d be happy to help you if you have any questions about the examination. Don’t hesitate to call us at +31 (0) 20 649 43 34 or send us an email. You can submit your details using this form and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.


You’ll find us at Schiphol-East near Amsterdam or in The Hague.