National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers

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All health assessments of rail safety workers in Australia are conducted in line with the current edition of the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers (the Standard).

Rail operators accredit doctors and other health professionals to perform the assessments. Accredited health professionals then carry out the assessments using the Standard.

We review the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers every three years.

Background

The Standard was developed in consultation with industry, rail unions, rail safety regulators and health professionals to provide practical guidance for rail transport operators for managing the risks posed by the ill health of rail safety workers.

Becoming an authorised health professional

Authorised health professionals must meet specific selection criteria which focus on the health professional's knowledge and understanding of the rail occupational environment. Queries about becoming an authorised health professional should be directed to the relevant local rail operator.

All enquiries about the use of the standard should be directed to the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator.

For enquiries relating to policy issues, email us on enquiries@ntc.gov.au.