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Category 1 Rail Medicals

We offer Cat 1 Rail Medicals for rail safety workers in accordance with the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers (the Standard) requirements. The Cat 1 medical is the highest level of rail medical available.

What does a Cat 1 Rail Medical include?

A Cat 1 Rail Safety Worker Medical includes both questionnaire and clinical examination:

Health Questionnaire

  • Sleep disorders (Epworth Sleepiness Scale)
  • Alcohol dependency (AUDIT Questionnaire)
  • Psychological problems (K10 Questionnaire).

Clinical Examination

  • Pathology tests including HbA1c (type 2 diabetes) and cholesterol for cardiac risk level assessment. (To be undertaken prior to health assessment)
  • Clinical examination focusing on cardiovascular, neurological, psychological, musculoskeletal, and visual systems.
  • Resting electrocardiograph for detecting arrhythmias in Category 1 workers.
  • Identification of other health conditions such as hypoglycemia, epilepsy, and transient ischaemic attacks that may result in sudden incapacity or collapse.

Why Choose Us for Cat 1 Rail Medicals?

Expertise: The doctors are experienced in conducting Cat 1 Rail Medical assessments. They possess a deep understanding of the specific health requirements mandated for national rail workers in Australia and the job requirements entail, ensuring thorough medical evaluations.

Efficiency and Timeliness: We understand the importance of timely medical assessments for rail workers. With streamlined processes and efficient scheduling, we ensure minimal wait times for appointments, allowing employees to meet their occupational health requirements promptly.

Comprehensive Assessments: Cat 1 Rail Medical examinations cover all necessary aspects mandated by industry standards. From physical health checks to specific tests such as hearing and vision assessments, we ensure that rail workers receive comprehensive assessments to meet the required medical fitness criteria.

Location and Facilities: Located conveniently on Bay Street in Port Melbourne, our clinic is equipped with modern medical equipment and facilities necessary for conducting comprehensive medical examinations, including specialised tests required for Cat 1 Rail Medicals.

How to book your Cat 1 Rail Medical?

Schedule your Cat 1 Medical appointment using our online booking system or call our friendly reception team. We offer flexible appointment times to accommodate your busy schedule.