Personal Track Safety (PTS) Medicals

We are fully RISQS accredited to carry out Personal Track Safety (PTS) medicals, either at our Stoke and Northwich clinics or on clients own premises (minimum numbers apply).

The medical includes:

• Hearing test
• Height, weight and BMI
• Blood pressure
• Pulse
• Urine test
• Vision test
• General health and mobility

We also complete the PTS drug and alcohol tests.

Our clinic locations mean we are ideally based to provide PTS medicals for those based in Cheshire, Staffordshire, Liverpool and Manchester.

For more information contact our Northwich Team on 01606 330660.

 

 

Why is it needed?

It assesses and confirms an individual’s fitness to
work safely on the railway network.

Who needs it?

It is a requirement needed to allow a person to
work on or near a railway line.

How often is it needed?

The duration of the medical fitness certificate
does vary and is normally based on the age of the individual

Less than 40 years of age = 10 years
From 41 – 65 years inclusive = 5 years
Over 65 years and beyond = annually

These durations can be adjusted by the MRO (medical review officer) if an individual has a new
or pre-existing medical condition or is awaiting
investigations or treatment.

What is the process?

An individual or their sponsor can contact our office to arrange a medical assessment with one of our trained nurses/ technicians.

They will require a Sentinel number in order to attend for a medical assessment

The medical includes:

Completion of a health questionnaire

• Height, weight and BMI
• Blood pressure and pulse
• General health and mobility
• Hearing test
• Vision test – with or without prescription
spectacles
• Urine test

A decision of fitness level can normally be determined at the time of the medical and a medical fitness certificate can be raised by the clinical staff on completion of the medical assessment

Drug and alcohol tests can also be arranged for new
employees and unannounced testing.

How long will it take?

The length of the medical is normally 45 minutes but
may take longer if a drug and alcohol test is required
or if an individual has a complex medical history.

If an individual does not meet the required medical
standard their case may be referred to our MRO for
a decision on fitness or if any restriction is required
related to duration of certificate or needing to be
accompanied.