Our Objectives

Improving the standard of practice

As an organization, we aim 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.

Participation in research

We further aim to develop and improve the standard of occupational health practice in the Rail Industry by participating in research and by encouraging and facilitating the 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.

Develop knowledge

We aim 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 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.

Supporting the principle of shared knowledge

We support the principle of shared knowledge 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.

A source of expert advice and professional support

We are 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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