Certain health and mental conditions go hand in hand with specific symptoms. These symptoms, if not effectively treated, will lead to escalating medical expenses, absenteeism from work and disability, and reluctance to return to work.
Drivers (vehicle and machinery), within the organization may find driver assessment or training, to be unnecessary or intimidating. The Employer’s approach towards driver assessment policies should be positively communicated and would need to be enforced as part of recruitment, training and staff appraisal. It is not only physical or mental disability that impairs driving skills. Medical illnesses, such asHIV, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Epilepsy, CVA, visual conditions and age might pose a significant risk to workers.
Millions of workdays are lost globally due to, e.g. back pain and various other medical conditions. We therefore highly recommend that the employer invest in an appropriate Disability Management Program.
Recommendations for adapted driving aids and vehicle modifications or prescriptions, Simulated driving and Virtual reality technology, closed circuit course, on-road assessment, on-road training, vehicle modification recommendation / prescription, patient education. Diagnosis includes: Physical disabilities (Spinal Injury, Amputation), Neurological and Cognitive Impairments (CVA, Brain injuries and tumors) and Mental Disorders.