DDRC Professional Services

Medical - HSE Medical

According to the Diving at Work Regulations 1997, in order to dive at work in the UK all divers must have a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive, issued by an HSE Approved Medical Examiner of Divers (AMED). The certificate of medical fitness to dive is valid up to a maximum of 12 months.

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Description

To be issued with an HSE medical, you must either have in your possession an in-date HSE medical certificate or an MA1 Annex A form (confirming your past medical history), completed and signed by your GP within the last month.  We will provide you with an MA1 Annex A form in your appointment confirmation email.

We cannot withhold your completed medical while we wait for you to obtain an MA1 Annex A form from your GP. We will be happy to re-book the medical when the MA1 Annex A form is completed or the HSE medical certificate is available . If you attend the centre for your appointment without the above paperwork and without prior cancellation of the appointment, no part of the medical can be completed and the full fee will be charged. We are required by the HSE to pass or fail a diver at the time of their assessment and make the HSE aware of the outcome within 7 days.  

Photographic ID in the form of a driving licence or passport is required on the day. Please be aware you will be required to give a urine sample on the day. 

Prerequisites

Changes came in to force on October 1st 2015 to the guidelines for the medical assessment of commercial divers. These may well have an implication for all divers seeking either an initial or annual HSE Diving Medical. The new guidlines can be found here