How do I become a Authorised Health Professional (AHP)?

Authorised Health Professionals must meet specific selection criteria which focus on the health professional's knowledge and understanding of the rail occupational environment.  


To register to become an Authorised Health Professional


Step 1

Talk with the relevant rail Network Operator in your state.


Step 2

Book in and attend a training session with an authorised Chief Medical Officer (CMO).


Step 3

Complete the new online E-Learning assessment. During training, the authorised Chief Medical Officer (AHP Trainer) will take your first name, surname, and email address to provide to the RIW Service Desk for E-Learning enrolment. Your E-Learning link will be emailed to you.  


Step 4

Once the online assessment has been completed, fill in the AHP Registration/Login/Delete/Update Details Service Request at https://www.riw.net.au/contact-us/request-a-service/ with your clinic name and contact details, which will be used to update the AHP Master list. This is done weekly.


Step 5

Watch our Video System Walk though for Authorised Health Professionals or refer to our AHP Knowledge Centre for instructions on how to use the RIW System.




RIW Knowledge Centre Link:

https://support.riw.net.au/support/solutions/articles/51000129024



Did you find it helpful? Yes No

Send feedback
Sorry we couldn't be helpful. Help us improve this article with your feedback.

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 contact the relevant Chief Medical Officer in your jurisdiction to register.


LocationChief Medical Officer Contact
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
MelbourneDr Stuart Turnbull
Email: Stuart.Turnbull@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 03 9224 8398
SydneyDr Armand Casolin
Email: Armand.Casolin@transport.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 8575 0495
PerthDr Craig White
Email: Craig.White@sonichealthplus.com.au
Phone: 08 9230 0200

Dr Joel Silbert
Email: jsilbert@oshgroup.com.au
Phone: 08 6298 8400
VirtualDr Rob McCartney
Email: robmccartney@resile.com.au
Phone: 03 9453 2834



RIW Knowledge Centre Article Link:

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



Did you find it helpful? Yes No

Send feedback
Sorry we couldn't be helpful. Help us improve this article with your feedback.