Rail Safety Worker Medicals
  • Category 1 Rail Medical
  • Category 2 Rail Medical
  • Category 3 Rail Medical
  • Authorised health professionals
  • Medicals available in Australia and New Zealand

When do you need a rail medical?

Working on or around railways can be highly dangerous. Rail medicals are one way to minimise risk to the general public, workers and the environment. The National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers describes when a rail medical is needed, how often the medical is needed and who can perform the medical.

WHA Assessors who perform rail medicals are trained medical and health professionals that meet the requirements of the National Standard, including understanding the occupational environment of working on or near railways. They are trained in identifying conditions that may put a worker or others at risk.

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Rail Medical Categories

Rail CAT 1 Medicals  

For workers who undertake safety critical work and whose ill health may result in sudden incapacity or collapse leading to a serious incident affecting public safety or the rail network. 

Rail CAT 2 Medicals

For workers who undertake safety critical work but where sudden incapacity will not impact on the safety of the public or rail network. 

Rail CAT 3 Medicals 

For workers who undertake non-safety critical work and whose health and fitness does not impact directly on the rail network. 

WHA provides Rail Safety Worker Medicals all around Australia and New Zealand.

WHA's national network of over 550 clinics makes it easier to get assessments where needed, in-clinic or via telehealth.