WA driver medical standards updated

Wednesday, 15 May, 2019

WA driver medical standards updated

Amendments to regulations surrounding driver medical standards have now come into effect in Western Australia.

On 10 May 2019, these amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (OSH regulations) came into effect.

They bring the OSH regulations in line with the updated driver medical standards for commercial driver licensing used by health professionals and driver licensing authorities.

The amendments reference the 2016 edition of Assessing Fitness to Drive (including the corrections encompassed in the 2017 reissue) and extend the current requirement in the OSH regulations to have undertaken a medical review from three years prior to driving to a maximum period of five years.

The changes delivered by the amendments are consistent with the WA Government’s policy to protect the safety and health of Western Australian workers.

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