Category 2 Rail Medical (CAT 2)

This medical applies to rail workers or contractors undertaking a safety critical role however, a sudden medical event or incapacity will not result in a serious incident affecting public safety.

This medical applies to rail workers or contractors undertaking a safety critical role however, a sudden medical event or incapacity will not result in a serious incident affecting public safety. The medical is designed to detect conditions which may impact on vigilance and work attentiveness, such as visual problems, epilepsy, neurological and sleep conditions, and other disorders.

A CAT 2 rail medical differs from a CAT 1 rail medicals in that it does not require workers to undergo a resting electrocardiograph.

What is included in a CAT 2 rail medical:

This is a less commonly requested rail medical.

  • Audiometry
  • Vision testing
  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • General medical examination
  • Drug and alcohol screening

 

How long is a CAT 2 rail medical valid for?

Category 2 Rail medicals are valid from the time of commencement to:

  • Every 5 years up until the age of 50, then
  • Every 2 years from age 50 up until the age of 60, then
  • Every year form age 60 onwards

 

Book your Cat 1 Rail Medical by contacting us via email: medbookings@cert.edu.au or, phone: 1300 042 378

 

Still have questions? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for more advice.

Rail Medical Categories

Medical Category 1

Category 1 Rail Medical (CAT 1)

This is the highest level of rail medical available and is for rail workers or contractors undertaking a safety critical role requiring a high level of attentiveness to their tasks and where sudden incapacity may result in a serious incident affecting the public or the rail network.

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Category 3 Rail Medical (CAT 3)

A Category 3 Rail Medical, often referred to as a CAT 3 Medical, is an assessment designed to help non-safety critical workers make sure their health and fitness does not impact the rail network. The CAT 3 Medical tests your ability to operate safely in the rail corridor so you can hear instructions, move to a safe place, and maintain an awareness of your surroundings.

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Medicals

To obtain a Rail Industry Worker card (RIW) you are required to undertake a medical assessment conducted by an ‘Authorised Health Professional’. Rail medicals test your ability to be in the rail corridor and hear instructions, move to a safe place, and maintain an awareness of your surroundings.

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