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Authorised Health Professional (AHP) Training
The National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers provides guidance for Rail Transport Operators to meet their legislative obligations in managing the risks posed by the ill-health of rail safety workers. The guidance includes the selection and management of health professionals who carry out health assessments on behalf of those operators - these professionals are referred to as Authorised Health Professionals (AHPs).
While the responsibility for selection and management of AHPs rests with a Rail Transport Operator, a number of organisations are working together to establish a non-mandatory scheme to help embed the standard within the industry. The Rail Industry Safety Standards Board (RISSB) and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), with the support of a cross-industry group of Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), are supporting the standard as a consistent approach to managing the health of rail workers across Australia.
RISSB works with CMOs to develop and maintain a set of training materials to ensure that all AHPs are trained to the standard, while the ARA captures the details of trained AHPs within the RIW Program. The training program is considered best practice by the consulted Chief Medical Officers, even though it does not represent an official unit of competency or lead to a formal qualification.
Training to the National Standard for Category 1, 2 and 3 Rail Medicals is run periodically across Australia. Please refer to the training calendar below before contacting the relevant Chief Medical Officer to register.
2021 Training Calendar
|Date||Location||Chief Medical Officer Contact|
|Monday 25 October||Perth||Dr Craig White|
Phone: 08 9230 0200
|Wednesday 17 November||Sydney||Dr Armand Casolin|
Phone: 02 8575 0495
|Wednesday 17 November||Melbourne||Dr Stuart Turnbull|
Phone: 03 9224 8398
|Friday 19 November||Brisbane||Dr Maria Mazaheri|
Phone: 07 3019 1818
Dr Keith Adam
Phone: 1300 588 440
Dr David Jones
Phone: 07 3055 5971
|Thursday 25 November||Virtual||Dr Rob McCartney|
Phone: 03 9453 2834
|Friday 10 December||Perth||Dr Joel Silbert|
Phone: 08 6298 8400
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