Work Medical

Hi guys , anybody out there know what's involved in a FIFO services work medical these days other than the drug/alchol testing.


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 Full mine workers health

Fri, 2013-07-26 12:18

 Full mine workers health medical includes lung capacity tests, hearing, and the last one I did was quite physical with push ups, squats, step ups and measuring blood pressure through the sets.


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I did one for the T-Bosiet

Fri, 2013-07-26 12:31

I did one for the T-Bosiet and it was a joke. Touch here, touch there, that's it. I figured it was for just general mobility for being able to get out of the chopper if it crashes (cause you know, it'll be nice and simple IRL like in the pool :p).

For the actual rig, might depend on the company?

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my mate

Fri, 2013-07-26 13:04

my mate started with chevron about 6 weeks ago he recons he had to tell the girl doing his medical that it was chevron he was doing the medical for and not the special air service regiment (apparently it was pretty thorough )

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similar story

Fri, 2013-07-26 20:36

My son came home from having his medical for Chevron with a similar story, it's a very through medical apparently.

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dont forget the prostate

Fri, 2013-07-26 13:41

dont forget the prostate check lol



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They check that onsite

Fri, 2013-07-26 14:16

With the first pineapple ya get.


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Fri, 2013-07-26 21:47

 thats the one the old snapper is looking forward to the most.

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 BAHAHAHA dont scare him

Tue, 2013-07-30 18:42

 BAHAHAHA dont scare him fellas.... any penetrating prostate test is olden days style mate.. dont stress.. but make sure ya drop the kids off at the pool b4 ya go, and make sure the 'doc' is the same bloke mentioned on all the certifications in the room.. not the deviat janitor!!!

I did a medical in April... ON COMPO!!! the doc saw this, asked why I was even there, did a few of the regular things and signed off for me... its just a money spinner for them, places like Prime etc... dont stress

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 Mate ive been working in

Fri, 2013-07-26 21:21

Mate ive been working in construction for the last 12 years if u have a basic fitness level u will b ok.some blokes I c at work I wonder how they pass example ( 160 cm 130kg ) can hardly walk up stairs havent heard of many people failing.

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we have blood tests aswell as

Fri, 2013-07-26 21:42

we have blood tests aswell as the pushups and so forth. we have to do a stupid shoulder function test where we screw a nut and bolt together over our head for a couple of mins. getting a bit stupid i think!

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no no no

Fri, 2013-07-26 22:02

not the nut and bolt test that went out in the early 1970s( you know the disco era) incase company's don't realise its 2013 now

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I had a medical chaged on me

Fri, 2013-07-26 22:47

I had a medical chaged on me at the last minute got a call early in the morning had no sleep was still half tanked and it was a breeze even though the nurse did say I smelt like a distillery



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Did my medical yesterday

Tue, 2013-07-30 17:16

 15 squats each leg,15 normal squats, sit ups, press ups ,grip tests, 10kg weight over head and back to chin 22 times,walking across the floor on my heels and then my toes.Holding myself up of the ground on forearms and toes, lying face down on a bed and swinging my legs backwards over bed height 22 times to check lower back,bend over and touch toes, bend over backwards, rotating arms , picking up a 10 kg crate 15 times and place back on the ground, picking up same crate and moving to a different position,piss test, bloood glucose test as I am type 2 diabetic and they want to see if its under control, some tests were done by doctor the rest by a physio.Then the colour blind Ichihara test. 



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