windturbineRUK / RenewableUK Wind Turbine medical is an assessment of fitness to work on offshore and land based projects for the renewable energy sector. An RenewableUK working group has defined the content and criteria of the medical.

ToHealth can provide these medicals also known as RenewableUK or RUK Medicals from our clinic near Waterloo station in London. These medicals are designed to detect and assess any medical conditions that may compromise safety by creating a risk of falling or sudden incapacity requiring rescue and assure capability for regular climbing of vertical ladders and for working in hot and/or confined spaces. Together these ensure an individual’s fitness to work within the wind turbine environment.

The RUK Medical was developed because neither the Maritime Cost Agency nor the OGUK medical certification schemes were designed to reflect the specific issues that are particular to the renewable energy sectors.

What tests are in an RUK Wind Turbine Medical?

Following the assessment a certificate will be issued in accordance with Annex I of Issue 2 (2013) of RenewableUK Medical Fitness to Work.

The test combines the following as part of our examination process. Additional services are available on request.

  • Completion of Patient Questionnaire
  • Consultation with a doctor
  • Urinalysis – routine urine test with immediate result
  • BMI – measurement of height, weight and calculation of Body Mass Index
  • Visual acuity (near and distance) and visual fields test
  • Pulse and Blood Pressure Measurement
  • Lung Function Test (spirometry)
  • Audiogram (hearing test)
  • Chester Step Test

RUK Wind Turbine Medical FAQ

?Do I need to bring anything with me to the appointment?
You will be required to bring along photographic identification and ideally we would like you to arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment time. You should also bring with you a record of any medications you are taking in regards to pre-existing medical conditions.
?Where will my medical take place?
Your medical will take place at our London Waterloo Clinic which is conveniently situated right next to Waterloo train station. The address is 41 York Road, London, SE1 7NJ.
?How long will the medical take?
The medical should take around 90 minutes to complete, we work on a timed appointment basis so you will be seen on time and can plan your day without the worry of delays.
?Do I get my certificate on the day of my appointment?
Yes, as long as you are deemed fit by the doctor conducting your medical. You will provide you with the certificate at the end of your appointment to take away with you.
?How long is the certificate valid for?
The full certificate is valid for two years. You can renew your certificate with us by making an appointment in advance.
?How do I arrange an appointment for a medical?
The easiest way to arrange an appointment is by calling our bookings team on 0333 335 9866 or by using our contact us facility on our website – http://www.waterloohealthclinic.com/contact-us/