Ebola - Oil & Gas UK Guidance

Energy Transition Group
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20 Nov 2014

Although OGUK believe the overall risk to the UK is low, having taken expert advice, theyrecommends the following to their members:

  • Ensure personnel receive appropriate advice on avoiding Ebola infection prior to deployment to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Ensure that personnel returning from deployment to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are reminded to seek medical attention if they are unwell, or become unwell within 21 days of return, and that personnel should tell the doctor they have recently been to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Maintain a list of personnel returning from deployment to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to assist in government screening procedures.
  • Remind personnel not to proceed offshore if feeling unwell, unless they have sought medical advice first, and that personnel should tell the doctor if they have recently been to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Delay any intended visit to a UK offshore installation for a worker who has been (for work or personal reasons) to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone until a period of 21 days has passed since their return.
  • Seek assurance from their medical adviser/contractors (where relevant) that they aware of Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland advice on clinical assessment of suspected Ebola cases.

 

For further information go to the OGUK website