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; referred to as Authorised Health Professionals (AHP's). 


While the responsibility for selection and management of AHP's 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 (CMO's), are supporting the standard as a consistent approach to managing the health of rail workers across Australia. 


RISSB works with CMO's to develop and maintain a set of training materials to ensure that AHP's are trained to the standard, while the ARA captures the details of trained AHP's 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 and contact the relevant Chief Medical Officer to register.


2021 Training Calendar


DateLocationChief Medical Officer Contact
Friday 12 FebruaryBrisbaneDr Maria Mazaheri
Email: maria.mazaheri@aurizon.com.au
Phone: 07 3019 1818

Dr Keith Adam
Email: Keith.Adam@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 1300 588 440

Dr David Jones
Email: David.Jones@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 07 3055 5971
Wednesday 17 FebruarySydneyDr Armand Casolin
Email: Armand.Casolin@transport.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 8575 0495
Wednesday 17 February MelbourneDr Stuart Turnbull
Email: Stuart.Turnbull@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 03 9224 8398
Friday 26 FebruaryPerthDr June Sim
Email: reception@pcjs.com.au
Phone: 08 9367 2800
Monday 1 MarchHobartDr Mark Spearpoint
Email: Mark.Spearpoint@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 03 6281 4000
Friday 12 March VirtualDr Rob McCartney
Email: robmccartney@resile.com.au
Phone: 03 9453 2834
Friday 19 MarchBrisbaneDr Maria Mazaheri
Email: maria.mazaheri@aurizon.com.au
Phone: 07 3019 1818

Dr Keith Adam
Email: Keith.Adam@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 1300 588 440

Dr David Jones
Email: David.Jones@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 07 3055 5971
Friday 26 MarchPerthDr Joel Silbert
Email: jsilbert@oshgroup.com.au
Phone: 08 6298 8400
Friday 23 April BrisbaneDr Maria Mazaheri
Email: maria.mazaheri@aurizon.com.au
Phone: 07 3019 1818

Dr Keith Adam
Email: Keith.Adam@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 1300 588 440

Dr David Jones
Email: David.Jones@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 07 3055 5971
Friday 28 MayBrisbaneDr Maria Mazaheri
Email: maria.mazaheri@aurizon.com.au
Phone: 07 3019 1818

Dr Keith Adam
Email: Keith.Adam@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 1300 588 440

Dr David Jones
Email: David.Jones@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 07 3055 5971
Thursday 10 June VirtualDr Rob McCartney
Email: robmccartney@resile.com.au
Phone: 03 9453 2834
Monday 14 JunePerthDr June Sim
Email: reception@pcjs.com.au
Phone: 08 9367 2800
Wednesday 16 June SydneyDr Armand Casolin
Email: Armand.Casolin@transport.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 8575 0495
Wednesday 23 June MelbourneDr Stuart Turnbull
Email: Stuart.Turnbull@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 03 9224 8398
Friday 2 July BrisbaneDr Maria Mazaheri
Email: maria.mazaheri@aurizon.com.au
Phone: 07 3019 1818

Dr Keith Adam
Email: Keith.Adam@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 1300 588 440

Dr David Jones
Email: David.Jones@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 07 3055 5971
Wednesday 14 JulyVirtualDr Graeme Edwards
Email: graeme.edwards@kinnect.com.au
Phone:  0411 747 445
Friday 6 August BrisbaneDr Maria Mazaheri
Email: maria.mazaheri@aurizon.com.au
Phone: 07 3019 1818

Dr Keith Adam
Email: Keith.Adam@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 1300 588 440

Dr David Jones
Email: David.Jones@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 07 3055 5971
Friday 20 AugustPerthDr Joel Silbert
Email: jsilbert@oshgroup.com.au
Phone: 08 6298 8400
Wednesday 25 AugustAdelaideDr Thang Vuong
Email: tvuong@chg.net.au
Phone: 08 8354 9800
Friday 10 SeptemberBrisbaneDr Maria Mazaheri
Email: maria.mazaheri@aurizon.com.au
Phone: 07 3019 1818

Dr Keith Adam
Email: Keith.Adam@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 1300 588 440

Dr David Jones
Email: David.Jones@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 07 3055 5971
Friday 24 September PerthDr June Sim
Email: reception@pcjs.com.au
Phone: 08 9367 2800
Monday 27 SeptemberHobartDr Mark Spearpoint
Email: Mark.Spearpoint@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 03 6281 4000
Friday 15 OctoberBrisbaneDr Maria Mazaheri
Email: maria.mazaheri@aurizon.com.au
Phone: 07 3019 1818

Dr Keith Adam
Email: Keith.Adam@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 1300 588 440

Dr David Jones
Email: David.Jones@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 07 3055 5971
Monday 25 October PerthDr Craig White
Email: Craig.White@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 08 9230 0200
Wednesday 17 NovemberSydneyDr Armand Casolin
Email: Armand.Casolin@transport.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 8575 0495
Wednesday 17 NovemberMelbourneDr Stuart Turnbull
Email: Stuart.Turnbull@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 03 9224 8398
Friday 19 NovemberBrisbaneDr Maria Mazaheri
Email: maria.mazaheri@aurizon.com.au
Phone: 07 3019 1818

Dr Keith Adam
Email: Keith.Adam@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 1300 588 440

Dr David Jones
Email: David.Jones@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 07 3055 5971
Thursday 25 NovemberVirtualDr Rob McCartney
Email: robmccartney@resile.com.au
Phone: 03 9453 2834
Friday 10 December PerthDr Joel Silbert
Email: jsilbert@oshgroup.com.au
Phone: 08 6298 8400



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https://support.riw.net.au/support/solutions/articles/51000175981



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