Driver Medical Standards, help?

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by TrainBoy123, 12 Feb 2020.

  1. TrainBoy123

    TrainBoy123 New Member

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    I'm due to have my final interview next week for the role of Trainee Driver. Whilst looking over the medical standards on the RSSB site, I noticed a subsection of the vision standards stating;

    (k)no progressive eye disease,

    I was diagnosed two years ago with an eye abnormality which should not affect vision according to the eye specialist. I have no symptoms and on no specialist plan/medical plan. I've tried to gather as much information online regarding the 'disease' however, I'm worried that I'll fail based on my diagnosis - despite being asymptomatic. Other than the abnormality I have no vision related problems.

    Is this a black/white standard, or does the medical professional make the decision case by case?
    I'm tempted to cancel my final interview next week as I would hate to be offered the job and then be medically unfit after all the hard work this far.
     
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  3. Aivilo

    Aivilo Member

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    Don't cancel your interview. If you have something that it's not degenerative and doesn't affect sight take it with you to your medical.

    Best of luck
     
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  4. Stigy

    Stigy Established Member

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    All medical issues are dealt with on their individual merit, so don’t worry too much. I’m sure you’ll be fine, just be open and honest with the doc! You’d be frankly silly to bail out now.
     
  5. TeaTrain

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    Do you mind if I ask who the TOC interview is with? I only ask as I was wondering about a similar topic too.

    Thanks for your time. And Good Luck!
     
  6. BloominMan

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    Absolutely do not cancel your interview - As said cases are dealt with on a case-to-case basis.

    You may be totally fine.

    Good luck.
     
  7. TrainBoy123

    TrainBoy123 New Member

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    Thank you for all your help. Fingers crossed all goes to plan.
    I've applied for TPE.
     

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