Commercial Driver Medical

Driving a motor vehicle is a complex task involving perception, appropriate judgement, adequate response time and reasonable physical capability. Professional driving adds additional demands associated with the vehicle itself, the responsibility to passengers, distances travelled and the demands of work schedules.

 

Commercial Driver Medicals (nationally known as Fitness to Drive Assessments), are conducted to increase safety on the road for all by ensuring drivers can adequately perform tasks when driving a heavy vehicle. Drivers of a commercial vehicle are required to comply with legislation and be certified as 'fit to drive' in accordance with the National Medical Standard of Assessing Fitness to Drive (updated in March 2016). Our medical assessments are conducted in accordance to these standards. 

 

There are numerous health conditions that can affect the ability of a commercial driver to drive safely, for example:

  • Blackouts or fainting
  • Vision problems
  • Heart disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Age-related declines

 

Further information can be found at:  http://www.austroads.com.au


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment by contacting our administrative team on (07) 5574 5792.

How often does this medical need to be done?

Commercial Driver Medicals must be carried out every 3 years for drivers under 50, and annually for drivers over 50 years old.

Can I add this on to a pre-employment medical?

Yes. It is common for our clients to get both a Pre-Employment and a Commercial Driver Medical. When booking your appointment- just alert our admin team if you would like this option.