ARIOPS Since 2007
Welcome to the Association of Railway Industry Occupational Health Practitioners.
We are an organisation comprising occupational health professionals who have an interest in the Railway Industry. We were originally a group of doctors practising occupational medicine who got together because of common professional interest, arising frorn their employment within the Railway Industry.
It was decided in 2006 to broaden membership to include other professionals in a multi-disciplinary group in occupational health and related matters in the Railway Industry.
ARIOPS is run by a Committee who are elected at an Annual General Meeting.
The goal of ARIOPS as an organisation is to maintain and improve the standard of professional practice of occupational health and related matters in the Rail Industry. Whilst providing a forum for discussion of matters concerning the practice of occupational health in the Rail Industry with the objective of developing and representing the views of the Association to such persons and organisations as may be appropriate
We further aim to develop and improve the standard of occupational health practice in the Rail Industry by participation in research and by encouraging and facilitating postgraduate education of members. Using a forum for the discussion of and education in all matters relating to the practice of occupational health for all stakeholders in the Rail Industry.
ARIOPS aims to contribute to, maintain and develop the existing body of knowledge of evidence-based occupational health and related matters in the Rail Industry. We are committed to promoting a risk and evidence based approach to the development and maintenance of medical fitness standards and clinical guidelines, and to thereby ensure a consistent, evidence-based approach to the assessment, interpretation and application of medical fitness standards to perform specified tasks in the Rail Industry.
Finally we support the principle of an appeals system for individuals assessed as unfit for work and promote research into the effects of medical factors on fitness for Rail Industry work and the effect of Rail Industry work on health.
ARIOPS is a source of expert advice and professional support on health and related issues to internal and external stakeholders, e.g. regulatory bodies governing the industry, or local and national initiatives, as appropriate.
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Annual General Meeting and Conference (2010)
The ARIOPS Annual Occupational Health Conference was held on Monday 18th October 2010 at National Railway Museum, York. A distinguished list of speakers from within the Railway Industries included: “Medical Fitness Examination Process for Safety Critical Rail Staff -Some ARIOPS Concerns (PTS and Train…
Test Your Railway Knowledge
As part of the continuing updating of railway knowledge of railway doctors and nurses the following questionnaire was distributed at our recent conference at the NRM York. For those who did the questionnaire we have added suggested answers. For those who did not do it,…
Annual General Meeting and Conference (2016)
As has been recent tradition the Annual ARIOPS Conference will be held at the National Railway Museum in York on the 14th October 2016. This year there will be a focus on the management of rail fatality absence with the country’s leading trauma expert Prof….
Happy New Year (2016)
Happy New Year to all ARIOPS members from your Chairman and Committee. We hope you enjoy the “Views from across the pond” which can be found below : Download The Committee is already working on next year’s conference but would also like to…
Annual General Meeting and Conference (2015)
The ARIOPS Annual Occupational Health Conference was held on Friday 16th October 2015 at the National Railway Museum, York. You can view or download the programme here: A distinguished list of speakers from within the Railway Industries included: “Train Driving &…
Annual General Meeting and Conference (2014)
The ARIOPS Conference and Annual General Meeting were held at the National Railway Museum, York, on Friday 17th October 2014. A distinguished list of speakers from within the Railway Industries included: “New developments for ARIOPS” Published by Dr. Jim Ford. “RMT…