Aviation Medical Certificates
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requires pilots and aircrew to obtain an aviation medical certificate that’s specific to their role.
Dr Rohana is an Australian Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) who can issue aviation medical certificates. Assessments are conducted via appointment only and must be booked in advance. You will need your ARN (Aviation Reference Number) to book an Aviation Medical.
Aviation Medicals take longer than a standard GP appointment. Our friendly admin staff are happy to answer any questions you may have in regards to the different types of tests that are involved in the examination, the expected length of time for your consultation and assessment, and any related costs. They will also be able to advise you how long your specific aviation medical certificate will be valid for.
NSW Coal Mine Workers Order No. 43 Medical Assessments (Order 43)
All workers working at a coal mine are to complete a pre-placement medical, then some a periodic medical every 3 years. The medical assessor must be either a member of Coal Services Health or is on the Coal Services list of approved providers. Dr Rohana and Dr Dilini are both Approved Medical Practitioners, as published on the Coal Services website.
To allow the approved medical officer to make an accurate determination of fitness, the employer must complete the Order 43 role requirements document. It should then be submitted to the approved medical officer prior to the medical assessment being conducted. This should be done for each worker. Please download the form from https://www.coalservices.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Order-43-Role-requirements.pdf
A helpful website includes:- https://www.coalservices.com.au/mining/workplace-safety-and-compliance/regulation-and-compliance/order-41-3/employer.
NSW Rail Medical CAT 1, 2 and 3
RAIL INDUSTRY WORKERS ARE REQUIRED BY LEGISLATION TO UNDERGO A RAIL SAFETY INDUSTRY WORKERS MEDICAL ASSESSMENT TO MANAGE POTENTIAL RISKS POSED BY THE ILL HEALTH OF RAIL SAFETY WORKERS.
It is the law that rail transport operators have a health and fitness management program in place, which means they must regularly check the health and fitness of their workers and any contractors who work for them. The “National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers” provides the guidelines for employers to set up such a program.
There are three different types of health assessment based on whether the work undertaken is safety critical or non-safety critical. A risk management approach is used to determine which category of health assessment applies to various types of work, as follows:
Rail Category 1 Medical – for any rail safety workers who perform safety critical work, where getting sick or if something suddenly happens to them may result in a serious incident that affects public safety or the rail network. For example, flagmen (hand signalling), train drivers and shunters. Includes Instant Drug and Alcohol, Hearing and Vision tests, Musculoskeletal and Medical examination plus ECG (heart check) and fasting blood test (cholesterol and glucose).
Rail Category 2 Medical – for any rail safety workers who perform safety critical work but if they get sick or if something suddenly happens to them, it won’t impact others. For example, train guards. Includes instant Drug and Alcohol, Hearing and Vision tests, Musculoskeletal and Medical examination.
Rail Category 3 Medical – for any track safety workers who are responsible for their own safety and the safety of other workers. This health assessment will check if the worker can walk in the rail corridor safely, work under supervision and identify and move to a safe place if need be. Includes instant Drug and Alcohol, Hearing and Vision tests, and Medical examination.
Helpful websites include:- https://www.riw.net.au/ or https://www.onrsr.com.au/operators/safety-management-systems.
In certain roles, employers require their employees to undertake a medical assessment prior to starting work to ensure that they are fit to work in a specific environment and/or under certain conditions. We offer Pre-Employment Medical Examinations that can be tailored to your company’s needs and which often include:
- Health Questionnaire
- Drug & Alcohol (Instant) screen test
- Hearing tests
- Visual acuity, and
- General Physical assessment