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The Train Driving Licences and Certificates Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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MINIMUM CONTENT OF THE EXAMINATION BEFORE APPOINTMENT

2.—(1) Medical examinations—

(a)a general medical examination,

(b)examinations of sensory functions (vision, hearing, colour perception),

(c)blood or urine tests, testing among others for diabetes mellitus, insofar as they are necessary to judge the candidate’s physical aptitude,

(d)an Electro-Cardiogram (ECG) at rest,

(e)tests for psychotropic substances such as illicit drugs or psychotropic medication and the abuse of alcohol calling into question the fitness for the job,

(f)cognitive: attention and concentration; memory; perception; reasoning,

(g)communication,

(h)psychomotor: reaction time, hand coordination.

(2) Occupational psychological examinations

  • The purpose of the occupational psychological examinations is to assist in the appointment and management of staff. In determining the content of the psychological evaluation, the examination must asses that the applicant driver has no established occupational psychological deficiencies, particularly in operational aptitudes or any relevant personality factor, which are likely to interfere with the safe exercise of the duties.

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