Forklift Driver Medicals

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 95 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.

Do you require a medical?

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 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, this is sent by email within 2 working days of your medical assessment.

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.

What’s involved in 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 have reached the medical standard required. Your medical examination will involve:

  • Vision Assessment
  • Blood Pressure Readings
  • Questions regarding Medical History

During your assessment, our doctor will assess you based on your medical history, medications and the findings of your examination. 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 impair your ability to drive a forklift safely. The whole FLT medical should usually take no longer than 10-20 minutes depending on your health and medical history.

Why choose D4Drivers for your forklift medical?

At just £65, our forklift driver medical is excellent value and includes the eye test. 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 your FLT 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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