Guidance about medical fitness

On 31 March 2022, the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws replaced the health and safety elements of the Mines Safety and Inspection laws. For information visit

All health and safety notifications, forms and guidance for mining and petroleum has moved to the WorkSafe website

Some occupations require certain fitness levels due to the nature of their work. For example, mine rescue work can be arduous and undertaken in hot psychologically stressful situations. Locomotive drivers and winding engine drivers also have certain fitness requirements.

Fitness for mine rescue personnel - guideline - 1066 Kb

Fitness for mine rescue personnel - guideline: This guidelines assists in ensuring that mine rescue personnel are appropriately medically and physically fit, so reducing the risk of injury, or sudden incapacity during a mine rescue event or training.

Railway vehicle drivers (loco drivers) medical fitness - guideline - 401 Kb

Railway vehicle drivers (loco drivers) medical fitness - guideline: This guideline provides guidance on medical fitness to take charge of and drive on a mine railway.

Find out more about the medical requirements when Applying for a Winding engine driver’s Certificate of Competency