Before operating forklifts (FLTs) you should undertake a medical with a registered Doctor to ensure you are fit to drive ‘rider operated lift trucks’.
D4Drivers provide FLT medicals at over 70 locations nationwide, including on evenings and weekends, offering appointments to suit you.
We are trusted by over 5000 drivers a month to deliver medicals for both individuals and businesses. Any GMC registered Doctor can complete your medical. Our Doctor will complete your medical at a low cost and time convenient for you.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are not prescriptive about the requirement for a medical advice to employers is that if you drive a forklift and a medical is undertaken it should be completed to group 1 driver standard (cars) or for more strenuous activities (driving FLTs at night or transporting hazardous waste) group 2 standard, that of a HGV/PCV driver.
D4Drivers provides all medicals to the higher group 2 standard for no additional cost so you can be sure your medical covers you for all forms of forklift driving. Our Doctor will provide a certificate of fitness subject to you passing your medical.
The rising number of employers who now require workers to undergo a medical examination before driving a forklift is due to an increase in regulations and a need for all workers on site to be physically and mentally fit.
Our Doctors will provide you with a thorough examination and a certificate of medical fitness signed and dated showing you reach the medical standard required, which is accepted by all employers. Your medical examination will involve:
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.
Please Bring to your Medical:
D4Drivers will continue to provide our vital driver medical service to our customers during the current lockdowns in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
As we fall under the Government's list of key workers and help keep HGV and PCV drivers, as well as taxi drivers and paramedics on the road we will remain fully open throughout the lockdowns. You are still able to attend medical appointments during these restrictions, as confirmed by gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home.
All of our clinics are going ahead with additional safety precautions in place. As our phone lines are very busy at the moment please do not call us to ask if your appointment is going ahead. If there is any change to your appointment we will contact you immediately.
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.