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June/July 2007 (vol. 04/1)

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Occupational driving on non-public roads

Health standards and driving at airports

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Occupational physicians Andrew McGregor and Neville Byrne review the background and principles of relevance to setting health standards for occupational drivers in an airport environment.

THE health standards defined by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) for the purposes of driving on the public highway1 may not be suitable for adoption as reference standards for all forms of occupational driving. This is especially true for occupational driving performed exclusively on non-public roads with different risk determinants, such as low maximum speeds or low time.…

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and unless otherwise stated do not represent the views of any authority, employer, other individual or organisation.

Dr Andrew McGregor is a specialist occupational physician with Grosvenor Health.

Dr Neville Byrne is a specialist occupational physician with British Airways Health Services.

 

Author: McGregor A, Byrne N

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2007 (vol. 04/1) pp17-20

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