Pre Employment Medicals
& Health Screening
Legislated Medicals and Assessments
Managing and monitoring the ongoing health and safety of employees is imperative, especially when they are required to perform safety critical roles or work within hazardous environments.
Across Australia, there are a number of statutory/legislative assessments that are mandated by the overarching industry bodies that govern these sectors. These medicals are designed to ensure that the health of employees is monitored and always a priority.
Types of assessments conducted by Bodycare
Rail Safety Worker Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3 Assessments:
We facilitate Rail Safety Worker Health assessments to ensure the safety and capability of workers within the rail industry, in accordance with the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers.
Rail safety workers are required to undertake regular health assessments that are in line with their rail safety work risk category ie Cat 1, Cat 2 or Cat 3.
The Rail Safety Health Assessment aims to detect physical and psychological conditions that may impact on the employee’s vigilance and attentiveness when performing their role, thus potentially contributing to a serious incident impacting public safety or the rail network.
Change of Risk Category Assessments
Rail Safety Workers classified in Categories 1, 2 and 3 not only require health assessments as part of the pre-employment process, but also before moving to a position involving tasks of a higher risk category. The assessments determine a worker’s ability to perform the full range of inherent job demands of the rail safety position that they have applied for.
Coal Board Medicals (NSW and QLD)
Coal Mine Workers Health Scheme (QLD) and NSW Coal Order 43 assessments ensure the health of Queensland and New South Wales Coal Mine workers by screening for pneumoconiosis or ‘black lung’.
In addition, workers undergo periodic health assessments in order to track their lung function and ensure no deterioration in their health status.
For further information about the Coal Miners Workers Scheme and Order 43 assessments visit https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/mining-energy-water/resources/safety-health/mining/medicals/coal-workers-health & https://www.coalservices.com.au/mining/workplace-safety-and-compliance/regulation-and-compliance/order-41-3/
Commercial Driver Assessments
Commercial vehicle drivers must meet medical criteria to ensure public and personal safety. It is vital that a driver’s health neither compromises their ability to operate a vehicle, nor increases their risk of an accident.
The commercial driver’s medical assessment is in accordance with the Austroads Assessing Fitness to Drive Guidelines, published by the National Transport Commission.
Commercial driver’s medical are required every 3 years if under the age of 50 and annually if over the age of 50.
OGUK (formerly UKOOA) Offshore Medical
An Oil and Gas UK Medical Examination is required by some employers and companies before workers can bedeployed to some offshore work environments around the world.. These assessments must be conducted by a registered OGUK medical professional. Successful completion of this assessment will provide a Medical Certificate of Fitness which is valid for 2 years.