The HSE-gateway

Health interview before travelling to areas with high risk

Fieldwork and research cruises shall be conducted in accordance with HSE principles.

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Field work, cruises and group travel can lead to an increased risk of injury or illness to people. Potential risk factors during fieldwork and cruises must therefore be mapped and risk assessed before departure. The same is recommended for other group travels. If the risk assessment shows an increased risk of illness or injury, UiB offers a consultation with occupational healthcare staff before departure. The consultation involves themes such as:

  • Need for vaccination
  • Need for health certificate (sailor certificate, offshore certificate, diving certificate)
  • Status of own health before fieldwork (assessment of the participant's overall health picture, physically and mentally, where demanding conditions can be expected)
  • Illness and allergies
  • Proximity and quality of local health care