As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, the signs are all there that we’re heading into winter, whilst also facing a spiralling pandemic.
Organisations have continued to operate safely throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with business leaders adapting to protect the health and safety of their employees both on and offshore.
If Covid-19 has taught the world anything, it is that the power of digital technology to save time and money and improve our lives was not being used to its full advantage.
During this time of reflection, 32 years on from the Piper Alpha disaster, we must not forget the survivors, family and friends of those who lost their lives.
Aberdeen occupational health firm International SOS has seen its fair share of M&A activity over the years.
The minority stake holder in a leading Aberdeen occupational health firm has announced it will take full ownership of the company.
Iqarus, an Aberdeen firm specialising in healthcare services for the energy sector, has teamed up with global medical and travel security risk services company International SOS in a new joint venture.
Malaria results in around 1,400 people needing treatment in the UK each year, after contracting the infection abroad.
As mental health in the workplace rises on the corporate agenda, it is increasingly important for organisations to consider the well-being of their mobile workforce. From short-term travel to longer term expatriate assignments, on- or offshore, or even getting caught in a security incident, pressures can be particularly acute for this business critical workforce.
Medical and travel security risk services company International SOS has increased the size of its offshore and occupational health centre in Aberdeen.
Our interconnected, digital world continues to develop at tremendous pace, and the benefits to healthcare are illustrated with the introduction of online digital consultation.
There is much written about the health of workers in the workplace but much less about specific health problems of managers. It is frequently assumed that they will take care of themselves. This is often not the case.
New white paper highlights the need and legal obligations an organisation has to the safety of its mobile workforce
The landscape of employee safety is ever-changing. Did you know, for example, that from spring 2017, fatal accident inquiries will have the authority to investigate the deaths of Scottish nationals killed while working abroad?
Unattended health issues not only threaten the worker – but can also threaten the productivity and profitability of their organisation.
It’s the best way to avoid picking up the virus
International SOS has chosen Europe's oil capital as the new location for its topside service.
When we think of travel risks we tend to imagine plane crashes or terrorist attacks. Such events are reasonably rare. The most common risks to travellers are opportunistic crime and traffic accidents.
Oil and gas workers are being urged to ensure they have taken precautions against one of the world's biggest killer diseases as they search further afield to find work away from the North Sea.
Offshore workers' mental health is being affected by the downturn in the oil industry to the point where there is an increased suicide risk according to the boss of an offshore healthcare provider.
A travel security services provider has told Aberdeen firms not to become fixated on the threat of terrorist attacks when deciding whether to send employees abroad. International SOS, which provides medical advice and referrals for offshore workers and business people travelling to remote locations, said that while the risk of attack has become more prevalent in developed countries, it will never be the biggest danger. Even if you are in a country with a high level of risk, the main hazards will always be petty theft, road traffic accidents and muggings, said Peter Cooper, the company’s regional security manager for the UK and Ireland.
A global healthcare company which provides services for several North Sea energy firms has become the first organisation in the world to be certified for its remote services. International SOS, which provides medical advice and referrals for offshore workers and people travelling to remote locations, received the award under new “telehealth” guidelines published by the International Organization for Standardization. Lawrie Campbell, head of the firm’s North Sea division, said: “Advancements in telehealth are vital for the oil and gas industry, where remote locations and testing conditions become increasingly challenging.
A map of the world has been created to help keep oil and gas companies updated on regions that pose the most risks to their staff. International SOS has released its Health Risk Map 2015, which helps oil companies, non governmental organisations, educational institutions and governments understand health threats around the world. For Aberdeen-based oil companies in particular, it helps employers ensure that their staff are safe ahead of overseas assignments.