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 9000 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, this is sent by email within 2 working days of your medical assessment.
The importance of a medical for FLT drivers cannot be understated, but becomes even more vital if the forklift driver is likely to be involved working in a particularly demanding environment or is likely to be moving highly 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.
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:
During your assessment, our doctor will assess you based on the answers you provide relating to 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 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.
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, this is sent by email within 2 working days of your medical assessment.
If you intend to visit your own GP for your FLT medical, it might cost you over £100 for your assessment, and it could possibly be several weeks before you can be fitted in for an appointment. With D4Drivers, your forklift driver medical can usually be arranged so you can be seen within a week.
At just £75, 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.
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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.