The safety and even productivity of a workplace go only as far as the health and fitness of its workers. This is especially true for the transportation industry. Road safety is highly dependent on the ability of the driver to see the road clearly, react promptly, and make timely decisions.
Ensuring these qualities in prospective employees must be a top priority for any company. And it is one of the many medical services we offer here in Narooma Medical Centre.
Our Pre Employment and Drivers Fitness Medical services are the best in the industry and the gold standard in fitness to drive assessments.
To book an appointment, give us a call at 02 4476 5588 / 0424 204 562.
To be effective on the job, drivers should be able to maintain focus at all times, withstand long hours on the road, have a clear understanding of their physical limits, and remain calm in the face of extreme stress. Here’s what we do to ensure these qualifications in your drivers:
While on the road, making the correct decision in a split second could mean the difference between a close call and a fatal accident. Here in Narooma Medical Centre, we conduct medical assessments to test the sensory, cognitive, and motor function skills of the candidates which ensure their suitability for this job.
Long hours of continuous driving, sleepiness, and inability to cope with stress are some of the common pitfalls in the transportation industry. They pose a serious risk not only to your potential employees but to the people around them. Our medical professionals can identify the current and future health risks of candidate drivers that can accurately gauge their effectiveness on the road. This includes their ability to endure the physical and mental requirements of the job. From there, you can make the appropriate decision.
Much of a driver’s effectiveness on the road would depend on clear eyesight. According to a study, 90% of a driver’s reaction is based on vision, and 40% of all vehicular accidents happen at night when vision is compromised. As such, evaluating a driver’s eyesight is one of the key services we offer here in Narooma Medical Centre. We can check if a driver is up to industry standards before hiring. The initial test result could also be used as the baseline data that will serve as a reference for ongoing regular tests.
Regardless of a driver’s health and mental capabilities, alcohol or substance abuse can seriously undermine them, making the drivers unsafe to themselves, the people around them, and to your company. Our Drug and Alcohol Screening Tests can detect the use of illegal substances such as cannabis, methamphetamines, amphetamines, opiates, cocaine, and benzodiazepines. We can guarantee that a prospective driver is fit for the role and up to the responsibility of handling a dangerous piece of machinery like vehicles.
Hiring a driver who is unsuitable for the job poses a great risk to your company, the rest of your employees, and other people on the road. Protect your business with Narooma Medical Centre’s Pre Employment and Drivers Fitness Medical services. Call us at 0244765588 / 0424204562 for more information.