ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations

Guidelines on the medical examinations of seafarers

These Guidelines will assist medical practitioners, shipowners, seafarers’ representatives, seafarers and other relevant persons with the conduct of medical fitness examinations of serving seafarers and seafarer candidates.

Guidelines | 30 September 2011
Reference: 978-92-2-127462-9(print)[ISBN]
978-92-2-127463-6(webpdf)[ISBN]

These Guidelines are intended to provide maritime administrations with an internationally recognized set of criteria for use by competent authorities either directly or as the basis for framing national medical examination standards that will be compatible with international requirements. Valid and consistent guidelines should assist medical practitioners, shipowners, seafarers’ representatives, seafarers and other relevant persons with the conduct of medical fitness examinations of serving seafarers and seafarer candidates. Their purpose is to help administrations establish criteria that will lead to equitable decisions about who can safely and effectively perform their routine and emergency duties at sea, provided these are compatible with their individual health-related capabilities.

Tags: seafarer

Unit responsible: Sectoral Activities

This content is available in
Español  Français 
A A+A++  Print  Email
close

Email

Guidelines on the medical examinations of seafarers

To

Email address:
Separate multiple addresses with a comma (,)

Your details:

Your Name:
Your Email:
Send
Share this content
© 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Copyright and permissions | Privacy policy | Disclaimer