Crane Operator Medical

All crane operators should undertake a medical to ensure that you are fit to work at heights and in possession of heavy goods when controlling a crane.

The majority of employers now ask for a certificate of fitness to be provided by an individual when beginning a role which involves cranes.

D4Drivers carry out crane operator medicals at over 80 locations in the UK, with regular availability including evenings and weekends.

All medicals are carried out to group 2 driver medical standard (that of a professional HGV or PCV driver using standards set by DVLA), please ensure that is sufficient for your requirements prior to booking, and if you have a specific form/set of paperwork that needs completing email this to so we can ensure we can assist you with your medical.

Are crane operators required to have a medical?

Although there is no legislation in the UK which requires crane operators to undergo a medical examination the majority of employers see it as vital that operators are declared medically fit for the role by a registered Doctor. So, while it isn’t a legal requirement to have a medical, like it is for drivers of HGV or PCV vehicles, it is certainly advantageous and often required by some employers to have a medical test so that you can prove your fitness to operate a crane.

What’s Involved In Your Medical?

Our Doctor will complete your medical for only £75. Your medical consists of an eyesight test using a Snellen chart, blood pressure checks to ensure your BP is at an acceptable level, and a questionnaire regarding your medical history.

Your medical assessment will also include checks for the standards that usually need to be met by drivers of Group 2 vehicles. During your assessment, you will be asked a range of questions relating to your health and about any conditions such as epilepsy, seizures, diabetes and other medical conditions that could potentially impair your ability to to operate a crane.

Our doctor will assess you based on the answers you provide relating to your medical history, medications and the findings of your examination. The whole process of carrying out a crane operator medical should usually take no more than 20 minutes.

When you complete your examination our Doctor will provide you with your certificate of medical fitness (subject to the outcome of the medical) valid from the date you pass your medical examination, as well as indicate how long it is valid for, which depends on our Doctor’s findings during the medical. Your certificate will be sent by email by our team within 2 working days of the appointment.

Why Choose D4Drivers?

If you visit your own GP for your crane operator medical you might expect to pay over £100 for your assessment and it might take weeks before you can get an appointment. With D4Drivers, your crane driver medical is only £55, includes the eye test, and you should usually expect to be seen within a week. The speed of our service is important to many professionals who need to be able to prove that they are fit and able to safely operate a crane.

Our service will make the process of getting your medical completed easy for you, and with minimal waiting time, you’ll be able to focus on the job you are employed to do. It will provide your employer the confidence that you are fit and able to do the job safely.

Book your crane operator medical appointment at a time convenient to you by calling 0300 30 30 668 or book online now.

What do I need?

Please Bring to your Medical:

  • Medical Form (specific to your medical)
  • Photo ID
  • Your driving glasses/contact lenses & prescription
  • Details of any ongoing medical conditions plus any medication you are taking
  • Medical records where required

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High Call Volumes- Please Book Online Where Possible

We are experiencing significantly high call volumes and kindly ask that you book online where possible using our online booking portal.

Please note, in some locations we have longer wait times for appointments than usual. This is due to the expiration of thousands of short term licences granted during COVID-19. We sincerely apologise for any delays for appointments and thank you for your understanding whilst we work hard to meet demand across the UK.

All clinics are going ahead with additional safety precautions in place. You can feel safe in the knowledge that when you attend your appointment with D4Drivers extra precautions have been taken to ensure you are in a COVID safe environment, including regular cleaning of all surfaces and equipment and strict PPE and social distancing measures.