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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Exemption for applications for train driving licenses
Follow ( 0 Followers ) X Follow E-mail : * Follow Unfollow To Employers of train drivers Doctors carrying out medical examinations of train drivers General Secretaries of ASLEF, RMT and TSSA Please find below a link to a letter from Ian Prosser CBE regarding…
ARIOPS 2018 Conference and AGM, The National Railway Museum, York
Follow ( 0 Followers ) X Follow E-mail : * Follow Unfollow We are delighted to let you know that booking is now open for the ARIOPS 2018 Conference and AGM. All bookings are to be made via the online system. Here is the link…
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Competency recommendations for medical assessments in railway
Follow ( 0 Followers ) X Follow E-mail : * Follow Unfollow Introduction Railway medical assessments are now undertaken by all levels of clinicians to ensure medical fitness to work in a safety critical environment and comply with legislation. Guidance published by the Office of…
January 2018 Occupational Health Update
Follow ( 0 Followers ) X Follow E-mail : * Follow Unfollow The January 2018 edition of ORR’s quarterly occupational health update is now available to download from their website. This issue focuses on: -The new ORR ‘fitness for work’ guidance -Help for rail companies…
Quarterly updates for the rail industry on ORR’s health programme
Follow ( 0 Followers ) X Follow E-mail : * Follow Unfollow Following discussion at the ARIOPS meeting on Thursday regarding access to the ORR Industry Brief, we have chosen to to include a link below: Click Here This provides access to the…