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 10,000 locations nationwide including evenings and weekends to suit your business needs.
We are trusted by over 9,000 drivers a month to deliver medicals for both individuals and businesses. Our network of doctors are all GMC registered and experienced in completing the specific medicals forms.
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.
D4Drivers provides the medical to both the group 1 and 2 standard, dependant on the employee’s requirements. Our doctor will provide a certificate of fitness subject to the medical being passed, this is sent by email within 2 working days of the medical assessment. This can then be kept on record against the employee’s file.
The importance of a medical for FLT drivers cannot be understated and becomes even more vital if the forklift driver is working in a particularly demanding environment or is moving with toxic or hazardous materials. Shift patterns that require working at night can also put a driver under additional stress, meaning that a FLT medical becomes essential for the protection of the FLT driver and other employees.
• Blood pressure check
• Vision and field of vision test
• Diabetes (Urine test)
• Detailed medical history questionnaire
• Review of medications
• Mental health check
• Cardiac investigation
• Height & weight
• Lifestyle assessment
• Neurological health audit
• Drug & Alcohol test
• Cholesterol check
• ECG (*)
Once the assessment is complete, our doctors will provide a certificate of medical fitness signed and dated showing that the medical standard required has been reached.
At just £65, our forklift driver medical is excellent value. The speed of our service is important to many qualified forklift drivers who need to be able to prove to their employers that they are fit and able to safely operate a forklift in their place of work.
Our service will make the process of getting your medical completed easy for you, and with minimal waiting time, you’ll be able to get on with the job you are employed to do. Our FLT medical, which is as extensive as that required for a HGV driver, will provide your employer with the confidence that you are fit and able to drive and operate a forklift safely.
Book an FLT medical appointment at a time convenient to you by booking online now or calling 0300 3030 668.
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