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Commercial Driving Medicals

What are Commercial Driving Medicals?

Commercial driving medicals are medical assessments designed especially for commercial vehicle drivers including public passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, and drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods.

Why are Commercial Driving Medicals performed?

Commercial driving medicals are performed as drivers of commercial vehicles need to have higher health and fitness standards to meet the demands of their work so as to minimise the risk for motor vehicular accidents.

What are the requirements for Commercial Driving Medicals

The specific details for commercial driving medicals vary from state to state and are detailed in the publication "Assessing Fitness to Drive" by the Austroads and the National Transport Commission.

Health conditions of relevance for Commercial Driving Medicals

Some of the health conditions that may affect a commercial driver include:

  • Vision problems
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Age-related conditions

What are the tests performed as part of the Rail Medical?

The following tests are performed for the various rail medical categories:

Category 1:

  • Vision tests
  • Hearing tests
  • Medical history
  • Musculoskeletal Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • ECG
  • Fasting Blood Lipid Profile
  • Fasting blood Glucose

Category 2:

  • Vision tests
  • Hearing tests
  • Medical history
  • Musculoskeletal Screening
  • Medical Examination