HSE AMED Diving Medicals

 

 

 

 

 

We would be pleased to carry out your HSE Approved Medical Examiner of Divers (AMED) diving medical and hope to welcome you to our convenient Glasgow city centre medical practice.

HSE commercial diving medicals are usually available every day from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and just phone 0141 226 2530 or email dee@brydenmedical.com  to make an appointment or to ask any questions. The medicals take about 1-2 hours, and the certificate can be issued at the end of the medical.

This is a medical to assess fitness to dive and is for your safety, so please try to make sure that you are  fit and have an appropriate weight (BMI less than 30), if you can.

Cost:  First time HSE diving medicals cost         £250.

Annual HSE diving medicals cost         £240.

What to bring: Please bring a copy of your last HSE medical or the medical questionnaire  (http://www.hse.gov.uk/diving/medical-requirements.htm) countersigned by your own doctor. If you attend a specialist please bring your most recent report. You may eat before attending for your medical.

Please also bring some photo ID.

There is a Chester Step exercise test as part of the medical: This test gives your calculated aerobic capacity and involves stepping onto and off a 25/30cm box in time to a beat. At 2 minute intervals your heart rate is measured, you will be asked how you are finding the exercise and then the stepping rate will be increased slightly. The test will stop when you reach about 80% of your calculated maximum heart rate or before if you feel unwell.The aerobic capacity aimed for is  45 litres O2/kg/min or more. You may wish to bring shorts +/- training shoes for this.

As this test relies on pulse rate, it can be affected by anything that may affect your pulse. So for example, please avoid alcohol, particularly in large quantities, for the day or so before the test. If you are travelling a great distance before your medical, you may prefer to arrive the day before in Glasgow to avoid being very tired.

If you have any questions please contact us on + 44 (0)141 226 2530 or email dee@brydenmedical.com.