PTS Medicals for Rail Track

Acorn is RISQS accredited to provide Personal Track Safety Medicals to rail workers. For companies that wish to work with or for the Great British Rail Industry, they must meet very strict criteria called RISQS – Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme

The RISQS accreditation is recognised by the rail industry as the most effective means of managing supply chain risk. Therefore, it brings complete assurance that as a rail network provider you can confidently look to Acorn as your Occupational Health provider.

Personal Track Safety (PTS) is a system of safer working practices employed within the UK. In summary, they are designed to ensure the safety of railway workers who have to work on or near a railway line. For this reason, the basic level for track access for Network Rail is the PTS Certificate as defined by the railway safety standards NR/L2/CTM/021.

A PTS medical assess an individual’s ability to work safely in the rail track environment

If you would like more information on Personal Track Safety Medicals, please call us on 01260 277797 or email us at 

What is included in a PTS Medical?

  • General health questionnaire
  • Drug and alcohol test
  • Weight/BMI
  • Vison test using Snellen
  • Vision test using Ishihara for colour blindness
  • Blood pressure
  • Audiometry
  • Pulse
  • Urinalysis


Single PTS Medical

  • The Safety-Critical PTS medicals take 1 hour at our clinic in Congleton, Cheshire.
  • All information from the medical assessment is uploaded to the Sentinel Portal as requested
  • Acorn OH has fully trained clinicians to complete the medical assessment and the reporting

The cost of a single PTS Medical (no Drug and Alcohol) in our Congleton office is £85+ vat.

Just Drug and Alcohol

  • The rail industry has a zero-tolerance to drug and alcohol abuse
  • Alcohol testing is completed by testing a sample of breath through a breathalyzer machine
  • Drug testing is completed from a sample of urine and all samples are sent to a laboratory for analysis

The cost of a Drug and Alcohol test in our offices is £60 + vat.

Full PTS Medical with Drug and Alcohol

  • All of the above. The full Safety-Critical PTS Medical
  • Drug and Alcohol Screen
  • All reporting and uploaded to sentinel

The cost of a full PTS medical including Drug and Alcohol is £145 + vat

Day Rates for PTS Medicals

Acorn does also offer half-day and full-day rates for PTS Medicals if you have a number of employees that need screening. Please get in touch for more detailed information and one of the team will work with you – 01260 277797


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