Occupational health standards for rail
Currently Railway Standards only contain occupational health information when in relation to overarching railway legal requirements such as the ROGS Regulations. Railway Standards will therefore cover the legal requirements for the 'fitness for work' aspect of occupational health. They will contain these occupational health details in relation to safety critical workers but are not likely to provide any detail for employees beyond this. Currently there are very few standards to help guide rail professionals:
RIS-3451-TOM Iss 1 - Train Drivers - Suitability and Medical Fitness Requirements
RIS-3452-TOM Iss 1 - Train Movement - Medical Fitness Requirements
- RIS-8070-TOM Iss 1 - Testing Railway Safety Critical Workers for Drugs and Alcohol
- GOGN3655 Iss 2 - Guidance on Medical Fitness for Railway Safety Critical Workers
Within our RSSB reports we are seeking to understand if there is more that can be done in rail to improve standards provision. Read them to understand the arguments.