The Category 3 Rail Medical is for Around the Track Person Workers.
Around the Track Person Workers are also known as non-safety critical workers. Their ill health will not impact directly on the safety of the rail network or the public. As around the track personnel these workers are responsible for their own safety and the safety of fellow workers. A medical assessment will check the ability of a worker to walk in the rail corridor, work under supervision, and identify and move to a safe place.
The Track Safety Health Assessment for ATTP (Category 3) focuses on medical conditions that could impact on a worker’s ability to detect and react quickly to an oncoming train or warnings. The assessment comprises eyesight and hearing tests, and an assessment to ensure safe mobility around the track, as well as a questionnaire to help identify any other serious conditions that could affect safety around the track.
In short, the Category 3 rail medical is the minimum requirement to work within the rail corridor.
All health assessments of rail safety workers in Australia are conducted in line with the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers.
Rail operators accredit doctors and other health professionals to perform the assessments. Accredited health professionals then carry out the assessments using the Standard. Most importantly, Jobfit has accredited doctors and registered nurses across all Australian jurisdictions.
The medical includes an assessment of:
- Hearing (up to 2000 Hz)
Moreover, pre-placement and/or change of risk category health assessments may therefore include a drug screen, depending on the state/territory’s legislation and the rail transport operator’s requirements. Therefore, the Jobfit Category 3 Rail Medical can include an Instant Drug & Alcohol test or Laboratory Drug and Alcohol test if requested at an additional cost.
This medical is valid from the date of the issue until the employee reaches 40 years of age. A periodic health assessment is conducted every 5 years from the age of 40.
The price of a Category 3 Rail Medical conducted at a Jobfit centre is $198.00 (incl GST). In addition, a credit card surcharge is payable.
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