Hi all just wondering what does a bus eireann medical assessment involve, I've done all the stages and passed thank god, now I have the medical in the morning and this I think will be the last stage and I'm a little bit nervous I don't know what to expect would anybody have a idea what they do to pass you fit to drive.
The definitle guidelines for Medical Practitioners conducting medical examination for Driver Licencing purposes are contained in an RSA publication called Sláinte agus Tiomant and available on the RSA website.
What you will be having is a Pre-Employment medical,which will not differ too much from the RSA/NDLS requirements.
At this stage,with less than 24 Hours to go,I would suggest a good nights sleep and a positive spring in your step will bring you a long way.
Good Luck tomorrow.
Whatever you do, don't be on the drink for at least a week before the medical. And if you are fond of "illicit" substances... then good luck. They check for EVERYTHING...
They check bloods and urine for as i said, absolutely everything... anything at all that could be a risk is viewed with alarm, including opiate based painkillers like Solpadeine.
They are 1000 times more unforgiving than your regular doctor who may accept some element of "discrepancies" in the results. They are also extremely paranoid about weight and that BMI nonsense.
And if you have any issues like "stress" or depression when you are in the place, expect at least 4 weeks off work whilst they bring you in for a medical evaluation.
Stress and depression are rife in Bus Eireann... insane shifts, dysfunctional work practices... I say no more