Rail Category Medicals


Rail Category Medical assessments are designed to ensure that all rail workers are safely able to competently carry out the duties of their role, including the ability to hear instructions and maintain awareness of their surroundings, whilst in the rail corridor.

Logic Health have Authorised Health Professionals that can perform Rail Category Medical Assessments to the National Rail Safety Standard as listed below:

Rail CAT 1 Medical Assessment

The highest level of Rail Medical, a Cat 1 applies to rail workers or contractors that perform safety critical work with a high level of attentiveness and where sudden incapacity or collapse can lead to a serious incident affecting public safety or the rail network.

The Rail Cat 1 Medical may require workers to fast the night before undertaking the pathology test. The medical includes the following:

  • General Medical Examination
  • Alcohol AUDIT Questionnaire for alcohol use
  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale
  • K10 Questionnaire for Psychological Health
  • Hearing Assessment
  • Vision Assessment
  • Drug and Alcohol screen
  • Resting ECG
  • Blood test prior to your medical

Rail CAT 2 Medical Assessment

This Rail Medical also applies to rail safety workers who undertake safety critical work however sudden incapacity will not impact public safety. It is however still designed to detect any conditions or disorders that may impact a worker’s attentiveness and competency carrying out job specific tasks.

The Rail Cat 2 Medical differs to Category 1 and only requires the following:

  • General Medical Examination
  • Hearing Assessment
  • Vision Assessment
  • Drug and Alcohol screen

Rail CAT 3 Medical Assessment

Rail Cat 3 Medicals applies to non-safety rail workers to ensure their health and fitness does directly impact the rail network but who are required to protect their own safety and that of other workers by accurately listening and following safety instructions and maintaining awareness of their surroundings.

The Rail Cat 3 is the minimum requirement for working in the rail network and requires the following:

  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Mobility
  • Lab Drug and Alcohol screen (NSW Requirement)