Commercial Drivers

Employees that work in a commercial driving capacity including, driving trucks, public passenger vehicles and vehicles containing dangerous goods require a Commercial Vehicle Drivers Medical. These employees require a higher medical standard because of the demands required at work.

At Workscreen Medical, our health professionals can identify health or medical conditions that may impair an Occupational Drivers' fitness to drive. There are a range of medical conditions and treatments that may affect an employee’s ability to undertake work with a vehicle safely, for example:

  • Blackouts

  • Sleeping disorders

  • Vision problems

  • Hearing impairment

  • Epilepsy and seizures

  • Psychiatric Disorders

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Our health professionals will determine the employee’s fitness to drive and recommend a date of next review, this will range from 1 – 5 years.

Dangerous Good License

A Dangerous Goods License is required for Occupational drivers whose vehicle contains dangerous goods.  What is considered a dangerous good? Some examples include:

  • Compressed Oxygen or other gases

  • Explosives

  • Flammable liquids including alcohol and flammable solids, such as nitrocellulose

  • Oxidising substances, such as ammonium dichromate or pool chlorine

  • Radioactive materials

  • Infectious substances

 

Employees driving such goods require a licence when the goods exceed a capacity of more than 500L or more than 500kg of dangerous goods in a receptacle.

For more information on applying for a dangerous goods licence, see the department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.