Rail and Underground

Medical Services

Alere Healthcare Connections has an enviable track record of service for our major rail clients providing medical, health surveillance and drug and alcohol screening services.

Our services are fully compliant with Competence Specific Medical Fitness Requirements and we are ‘Link-up’ approved under the Achilles Rail Industry Supplier Scheme (supplier number 094814).

We provide a full-range of specialist rail medicals including:

  • Competence Specific Medical Fitness medicals e.g. PTS, COSS, IWA and Signallers and Cross Keepers etc
  • Train Driver and Train Movement
  • Pre-placement
  • Periodic

All certification is produced promptly and uploaded onto the Sentinel website or emailed/posted to you.

 

Drug and Alcohol Screening

Services include:

  • Standard emergency  and Premium ‘For Cause’ (available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
  • Unannounced
  • Random
  • Periodic
  • Pre-placement screening
  • 24 hour, 7 days a week medication checking service

Under GE/RT 8070 Testing Railway Safety Critical Workers for Drugs & Alcohol, we work with you to determine your specific requirements.

All urine specimens and breath samples are taken by fully trained, experienced Collection Officers under Chain of Custody procedures either at our nationwide medical facilities, on site at a location of your choice or on site using one of our mobile units.

In addition, we can help you meet the Group Standard requirements for random testing of the workforce. Our service includes the random selection of staff, professional specimen collection and reporting of results.

London Underground Medicals

It is a requirement* of London Underground that all personnel requiring track certification training must be medically assessed before being referred for their initial training. In addition, London Underground operates a continual programme of medical assessment and training as part of its on-going commitment to the highest standards of safety.

Staff who have critical duties on or about the track must not suffer from any condition or disability or take treatment which may affect their own safety or that of others.

In our London medical centre, our team can conduct the following medicals:

  • Protection Master
  • Basic Track Awareness
  • Depot Track Awareness
  • LU Individual Working Alone
  • LU Protecting Workers on the Track

The LUL medical can also be taken in conjunction with any other rail specific medical for one reduced price, saving you time and money.

 * Corporate medical standard for personnel requiring safety on the track certification April 2014.