Pre-Employment and Drivers Fitness Medical

Your employer may require you to be physically and mentally fit when starting a new job in the transportation industry. 

You must pass a Pre-Employment and Drivers Fitness Medical to demonstrate that you are physically fit to perform the tasks ahead. Drivers place a high value on road safety. They must react quickly to situations and have good vision and physical abilities to keep themselves and others on the road safe through good driving etiquette. It could be interpreted as a requirement to assess your suitability for the position.

Our staff at We Care Health Medical Centre can provide Pre-Employment and Drivers Fitness Medical services to assist your employer in determining whether you are qualified for the position.

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Working in the transportation industry has its own set of requirements. 
Because road safety must always be the driver's top priority, they must be physically fit and mentally alert to handle any situation that may arise on the road.

What to Expect During Pre-employment and Driver Fitness Medical Examinations

The Pre-employment Medical Examination is among the final steps in the job application process. If an applicant considers the position, the employer will require them to undergo this process. 
If you apply for a job as a driver, you will be required to pass a series of tests to demonstrate your sensory, motor, and cognitive abilities.

What to Expect During Pre-employment and Driver Fitness Medical Examinations

The following are some of the most common pre-employment tests:

  • Cardiovascular screenings (blood pressure, heart check, pulse rate)
  • Examination of Vision
  • Examination of the Blood
  • Drug and Alcohol Screening
  • Urine Examination
  • Reviews of the Central Nervous System
  • Urine analysis (to check for diabetes or kidney diseases)
  • Examinations of the lungs
  • Musculoskeletal examination in its entirety
  • Scrutinize your height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI).
  • Procedures to determine whether you have a hernia or other abdominal anomalies. The medical test results will provide a fair representation of your fitness for the job, and we will then present our findings.

Our staff at We Care Health Medical Centre is friendly and supportive, and they will assist you at every step of the way.

Aside from the standard pre-employment laboratory tests and assessments, employers looking for drivers must also undergo the following tests.

Drug and alcohol screenings

Moving under the influence of intoxicating liquors is prohibited in New South Wales and throughout the country.

This is because these substances can impair your judgement and slow down your reflexes. 
It can endanger you and those around you.
We Care Health Medical Centre's staff performs Drug and Alcohol Screening Tests to determine if you use illegal substances such as methamphetamines, cannabis, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and benzodiazepines. 
It will also detect illegally high levels of alcohol in your system.

Vision Examinations

Clear vision is essential for drivers to remain effective on the road. 
According to Optometry Australia's 2020 Vision Index, one in every five adult Australians has difficulty reading road signs while driving.

Poor eyesight can jeopardize your safety on the road, which is why drivers must pass vision tests before being hired. Based on your performance on the medical assessments, the tests will determine whether you can be issued an unconditional driver's licence or a conditional licence.

Test of Physical and Mental Fitness

Examining your physical and mental fitness is part of the evaluation process. It will include conditions such as insomnia, chronic fatigue, and other issues that may impair your overall performance.

Drug and alcohol screenings

Alcohol or substance abuse can harm your cognitive abilities. This test can detect the presence of illegal substances in one's system, such as cannabis, cocaine, and so on.

Who Should Have Pre-Employment and Driver Fitness Medical Exams?

All professional drivers must have a Driver's Fitness Medical as part of their pre-employment requirements.

In Australia, there are two types of professional drivers. 
The first is Passenger Vehicle Driver, which includes those who want to work as a taxi driver, ride-share driver, private hire car driver, chauffeur, or limousine driver.

Meanwhile, Commercial Vehicle Drivers operate heavy vehicles such as trucks, public passenger vehicles such as buses and trains, and vehicles transporting dangerous goods. 
Commercial vehicle drivers must adhere to higher medical standards than those who drive lighter vehicles due to the nature of their work.
Working as a driver entails a great deal of responsibility to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.

Contact Us Today

To book an appointment with We Care Health Medical Centre for a Pre-employment Medical or Drivers Fitness Medical, please call us on 02 6324 6688.

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