Deciding when medical conditions and types of medication may become safety risks
The risks associated with unavoidable impairment in the rail industry are low, compared with the aviation and road transport sectors. Our guidance for occupational health specialists and duty holders contains information about the medical assessment process, follow-up health risk assessment processes and reporting. Benchmark figures are available to support the assessment of an individual’s fitness for specific tasks and to determine whether the risk is within acceptable limits.
- Medical conditions and medication
- Sudden incapacity
- Medical assessments and subjectivity
- Risks compared with other industries
- Decision-making guidance and benchmarks