ARIOPS Since 2007
Welcome to the Association of Railway Industry Occupational Health Practitioners.
We are an organization comprising occupational health professionals who have an interest in the Railway Industry. We were originally a group of doctors practicing occupational medicine who got together because of common professional interest, arising from their employment within the Railway Industry.
It was decided in 2006 to broaden membership to include other professionals in a multi-disciplinary group in occupational health and related matters in the Railway Industry.
ARIOPS is run by a Committee who are elected at an Annual General Meeting.
The goal of ARIOPS as an organization is to maintain and improve the standard of professional practice of occupational health and related matters in the Rail Industry. Whilst providing a forum for discussion of matters concerning the practice of occupational health in the Rail Industry with the objective of developing and representing the views of the Association to such persons and organizations as may be appropriate
We further aim to develop and improve the standard of occupational health practice in the Rail Industry by participation in research and by encouraging and facilitating postgraduate education of members. Using a forum for the discussion of and education in all matters relating to the practice of occupational health for all stakeholders in the Rail Industry.
ARIOPS aims to contribute to, maintain and develop the existing body of knowledge of evidence-based occupational health and related matters in the Rail Industry. We are committed to promoting a risk and evidence based approach to the development and maintenance of medical fitness standards and clinical guidelines, and to thereby ensure a consistent, evidence-based approach to the assessment, interpretation and application of medical fitness standards to perform specified tasks in the Rail Industry.
Finally we support the principle of an appeals system for individuals assessed as unfit for work and promote research into the effects of medical factors on fitness for Rail Industry work and the effect of Rail Industry work on health.
ARIOPS is a source of expert advice and professional support on health and related issues to internal and external stakeholders, e.g. regulatory bodies governing the industry, or local and national initiatives, as appropriate.
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Managing the competence of and fitness of safety critical workers and train drivers during the Covid-19 pandemic
In response to the spread of Covid-19 and questions from stakeholders, we have produced advice and guidance on managing competence and fitness of safety critical workers (including train drivers) during the pandemic.
Safety News | RSSB
A look at the April 2020 RSSB safety newsletter. We want to ensure you have access to the right tools and information to help you manage the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic at this challenging time.
ARIOPS 2019 Conference and AGM, Monday 14th October 2019 at The Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
We are delighted to announce that booking is now open for the ARIOPS 2019 Conference and AGM. All bookings are to be made via the online system.
ARIOPS Mental Health Awareness Week 2019
With Mental Health Awareness Week around the corner (13-18 May) you may be wondering what you can do to demonstrate your commitment to mental well-being in your workplace. Well check out this article and get the latest scoop
RSSB Newsletter April
Your April 2019 RSSB Newsletter.
We have captured the key learning points about safety at level crossings, on behalf of the Level Crossings Strategy Group. The digest documents and shares lessons learnt from past incidents, so that these errors are not repeated.
Train Driver Licences and Certificate Regulation 2010
We are updating and simplifying the guidance regarding Train Driver Licences and are consulting on a new suite of four guides to replace the old single guidance document.
The Train Driving Licences and Certificates Regulations 2010 (TDLCR) require all train drivers on the mainline railway to hold a licence and a certificate to drive a train.