Driver Screening

Ensure that your drivers continue to meet the medical standards for driving with driver screening from D4Drivers

What is driver screening?

Whilst most employers are aware of the need to check vehicles regularly for defects and to have them serviced often, very few are checking that the person driving the vehicle remains healthy.

Police road accident data shows that every year over 500 people are killed (almost one third of all road deaths), 5,000 seriously injured and almost 40,000 slightly injured in collisions involving drivers or riders who are driving for work.

D4Drivers offer an exclusive driver screening programme to our business customers in the haulage, logistics and passenger transport sectors. Our screenings help to ensure your drivers remain fit to drive to DVLA group 2 standard during a licensing period which can be up to 27 years. Driver screening is suitable for drivers of:

  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Company car
  • Van
  • Plant operator

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Benefits of driver screening:

• Manage employees with ongoing health conditions
• Spot health conditions early
• Demonstrate corporate responsibility & good practice
• Use as evidence towards DVSA Earned Recognition and FORS schemes
• Defend your business in the event of litigation

HGV/PCV Drivers

Did you know that a professional driver who obtains their HGV licence at 18 can go 27 years without a medical (27)? That’s because the first renewal is not required until the driver turns 45. Even when drivers reach their 50s and 60s, they are still only required to have a medical every five years at a time when they are much more likely to experience changes in their health.

Many transport businesses recognise that the mandatory framework for driver medicals leaves them exposed to unnecessary risk of a health-related incident whilst their drivers are at the wheel. As a result, they are seeking to screen their drivers more frequently.
Our driver screening assessment is based on the tried and tested DVLA D4 medical required by HGV drivers and uses the Group 2 guidelines to determine whether a driver meets the professional standard for driving.

By screening your drivers regularly you will be able to identify health conditions earlier and take action to support your driving staff to remain fit and healthy in work.

Using the well established DVLA Group 2 guidelines which apply to all professional lorry and bus drivers, our screening takes these standards one step further by allowing you to conduct assessments every 1, 2 or 3 years depending on your company policy. From a medical point of view an annual medical is recommended.

We provide you with a fitness certificate for each driver who passes their medical so that a record of their assessment can be held on file and used as evidence of them receiving regular health checks from their employer.

What can you do as an employer?

Many businesses realise that they need to do more to ensure the safety of their driving workforce, and are now putting a framework in place to screen their drivers regularly to ensure that do not pose a danger to other road users or themselves, and to ensure they are meeting their obligations as an employer.

By evidencing that your driving staff have been required to undergo a regular health check, your business demonstrates compliance with health and safety regulations and is better equipped to defend itself if the worst happens and your driver is involved in a collision.

How does it work?

Our comprehensive screening assessment includes:
• Blood pressure
• Eyesight test
• Diabetes (Urine test)
• Detailed medical history questionnaire
• Review of medications
• Mental health

We provide you with a fitness certificate for each driver who passes their medical so that a record of their assessment can be held on file and used as evidence of them receiving regular health checks from their employer. Certificates will confirm that your drivers meet group 2 standard.

To discuss how driver screening can help your business call 0300 3030 668, email or complete our contact form below!

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D4Drivers – Proud members of the transport industry

As a gold associate member of the Road Haulage Association, D4Drivers is proud to be working in partnership with RHA to deliver ‘RHA Medical’, a new health provision for RHA members consisting of driver medicals, health checks and occupational health services.

We recognise the vital role that Logistics UK (formerly FTA) plays in the logistics sector. D4Drivers is delighted to work with Logistics UK in providing health services to its members through our affinity partnership. ‘Logistics UK Health & Wellbeing’ was formed with the aim of improving the health of those in the logistics industry.

D4Drivers works with the Association of Vehicle Recovery Operators to improve the health and wellbeing of drivers in the recovery industry.

D4Drivers, Confederation of Passenger Transport member

A member of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, D4Drivers has an active role as a supplier to the bus and coach industry.

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