Fitness to Drive medicals
  • Truck Drivers
  • Bus Drivers
  • Taxi Drivers
  • Couriers
  • Rideshare Drivers
  • And More

The health and fitness of drivers is a crucial consideration as it directly contributes to the safety of our roads. Workforce Health Assessors takes your employee's fitness to drive seriously with Fitness to Drive, Trucksafe, and Dangerous Goods driver medicals.

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Dangerous goods driver medical

Dangerous goods drivers typically carry more than 500 litres or kilograms of dangerous goods, like:

  • Flammable liquids
  • Toxic substances
  • Gases and solids
  • Oxidizing substances

WHA’s Dangerous Goods Driver Medical focuses on conditions like sleep disorders, vision and hearing problems, substance misuse, and blackouts.

Common medical conditions affecting drivers
  • Blackouts
  • Neurological conditions
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Psychiatric conditions
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Sleep disorders
  • Hearing loss and deafness
  • Substance misuse
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Vision and eye disorders

Driver assessments keep the roads we share safe and benefit your business by improving the wellbeing of your workforce.

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Fitness to drive assessments are important in supporting safe driving

Commercial Drivers need to have good:

  • Vision
  • Physical ability
  • Cognitive ability

Some drivers must complete a fitness to drive assessment to be able to work. For others, it’s highly recommended. The requirements are set out in the national driver medical standards, Assessing Fitness to Drive.

Fitness to drive assessments can also support the management of drivers with health conditions so they can keep driving for as long as it is safe to do so.

The assessment standards have been approved by Commonwealth, State and Territory Transport Ministers. The current edition came into effect on 22 June 2022.