Protect Your Drivers. Protect Your Business.
Occupational Health Mackay is experienced in conducting Commercial Vehicle and Dangerous Goods Assessments in accordance with the national Medical Standards Assessing Fitness to Drive updated in March 2012.
Having your employees commercial drivers assessment undertaken by a provider who is not familiar with the current “Fitness to drive” standards can put your drivers at risk. Occupational Health Mackay is fully up to date with the current guidelines and all drivers are assessed in a consistent manner.
In simple terms, our assessment ensures that the holder of a Queensland drivers license does not have a mental or physical medical condition that will adversely affect their ability to drive safely.
In some instances, this may also require a heart risk assessment.
The primary reasons for conducting such an assessment are to increase road safety for all, by ensuring the driver can adequately perform the complex tasks required when driving a heavy vehicle, such as :
- ability to perceive and judge distances, times, speed
- adequate response times, and
- appropriate physical capability for the vehicle.
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The applicant will be given the original Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver at the completion of the examination to take to the Queensland Department of Transport.
Common Medical conditions that may have been poorly controlled can lead to traffic incidents. These may include :
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Conditions
Other factors to consider include :