Rail Medicals (Cat 1-3)

Workscreen Medical completes all levels of Rail safety medicals in accordance with the National Standard Health Assessment for Rail Safety Workers (2017)

Our medical professionals are authorised and meet the specific selection criteria which focus on the health professional’s knowledge and understanding of the rail occupational environment.

Rail safety medicals are required to minimise risks and protect the safety of the public, rail safety workers, their fellow workers, and the environment. It is a legislative requirement that all employees who undertake work in the rail network complete a Rail Medical.

There are three different Rail Medical categories which are classified as Cat 1, Cat 2 and Cat 3. The different categories are determined by the employee's work performed within the rail network, whether the work is considered safety-critical.

Rail Medical (Category 1)

This medical is required for workers who undertake safety critical work within the rail network. If the worker had ill health and was at increased risk of collapse or incapacity to work, it would result in a serious incident affecting the public’s safety and/or the rail network. 

Rail Medical (Category 2)

This medical is required for workers who undertake safety critical work within the rail network. If the worker had ill health and was at increased risk of collapse or incapacity to work, it would NOT result in a serious incident affecting the public’s safety and/or the rail network.

Rail Medical (Category 3)

This medical is required for workers who undertake non-safety critical work within the rail network. The workers' health would not directly impact the rail network, however, they must protect their own safety and that of other workers.   

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For more information on Rail Medical Codes and Guidelines, see the National Transport Commission Website