AIS Survivex takes medical service in-house at Newcastle site to increase capacity
Leading energy training provider, AIS Survivex is taking medical services in-house at its Newcastle site after employing a full-time team of medical professionals to increase the number of medical appointments on offer.
The new team includes a new onsite Doctor, nurse and administrator, who will deliver a range of occupational health services for industries such as oil and gas, wind and construction. Medical certification is mandatory to demonstrate fitness to work in industries such as the offshore sector or driving heavy goods vehicles where safety is critical.
As well as medical certification such as Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) Offshore medicals, RUK Wind Turbine medicals, Fit to Train assessments and HGV medicals, the services on offer at the new in-house centre include drug and alcohol testing and food handling assessments.
AIS Survivex already has an outstanding track record in this arena, having successfully run an in-house Medical Centre at its Aberdeen training centre since 2016. Adding additional location and more medical personnel brings greater choice and more capacity for clients and anyone in need of medical certification.
Emma Howorth, General Manager England at AIS Survivex, said:
“Previously we outsourced this service in Newcastle and could only offer medicals as part of training packages. Now with our own in-house team we have significantly increased our capabilities and our availability allowing us to offer stand-alone medical appointments to anyone who needs them.
“This is fantastic news for the area and means we can deliver all the medical certification required for companies and individuals working in oil and gas, wind and heavy industry.
“We’ve been able to mirror our excellent existing Medical Centre offering in Aberdeen and bring the same exceptional service standards to businesses and individuals across North East England.”