Personal Track Safety Medical Requirements
Below is a summary of the Minimum Medical Fitness Standard required for Personal Track Safety, which all successful candidates will be required to take upon offer of an apprenticeship.
Distance vision at least 6/9 in the better eye and 6/12 in the other eye, with spectacles or contact lenses if worn; with no medical condition(s) present likely to cause visual impairment.
Normal colour vision tested using the Ishihara Plates test and reported as normal or abnormal. Normal colour vision is an essential requirement for Signalling, Electrification & Plant and Telecoms Apprenticeships.
Normal colour vision is not required for basic Personal Track Safety purposes, but it is a requirement of certain tasks undertaken on or near the line to which other, job-specific requirements apply.
Good conversational hearing is required with no medical condition(s) present likely to cause unpredictable fluctuation in hearing levels.
A good standard of general health is required. Persons shall not be permitted to go on or near the line if they are suffering from medical conditions or taking medical treatments, likely to cause sudden loss of consciousness, impairment of awareness or concentration, sudden incapacity, visual impairment of temporary or transient nature, impairment of balance or co-ordination, significant limitation of mobility. Examples include: epilepsy, insulin controlled diabetes and unstable angina.
Where a known medical condition exists restrictions will be imposed and a risk assessment shall be undertaken to create, where possible, a safe system of work.