The search for energy resources in more remote areas of the world has created significant challenges to provide adequate and appropriate emergency medical services as inherent high risks require a timely response. A major incident could lead to mass casualties and in a location with a poor or inaccessible health infrastructure chances of survival are seriously diminished. Business, project and HSE managers are under significant time and cost pressures, and without guidelines, may choose an inefficient or inappropriate delivery model. Without consistent competence and resource expectations in medical delivery systems across the world, project planning becomes very difficult and the risks for poor medical outcomes increase. Guidelines providing a practicable model assist in achieving compliance with global standards and assurance that risks are adequately managed.

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