D4Drivers has joined forces with Logistics UK to offer their members discounted rates on driver medicals and COVID-19 PCR tests.
As a professional driver you may be aware of the requirement of a D4 medical examination when you apply for your HGV licence, then at 45 and every 5 years thereafter, and annually at 65, but what does this mean exactly?
You must obtain a D4 medical form, which traditionally you would take to your NHS GP to be completed, but over time the number of GPs offering this service has reduced dramatically due to the re-prioritisation which has taken place in response to the various pressures that NHS surgeries are under. In addition, those that do still offer the service often have long waits and high costs involved.
Nowadays the vast majority of drivers go to a private provider such as D4Drivers for their medical, for a number of reasons including that our clinics are dedicated to drivers. We offer a cost efficient service with minimal waiting times and clinics to suit you including evenings and weekends.
We are pleased to have partnered with Logistics UK to provide you with a discounted driver medical, which can be booked at any of our 85 locations across the UK. Simply go to www.logistics.org.uk/drivermedicals to obtain your discount. Once you have your discount code please click below to visit our online booking portal and to place your booking, entering your discount code when prompted:
If your medical is not due, you can sign up to our handy reminder service by clicking here.
When you go abroad you may be required to have COVID-19 PCR tests to demonstrate you are free from COVID-19.
D4Drivers’ sister company – Summerfield Healthcare – provides COVID-19 PCR testing and we can assist you with tests required for flying out of the UK, as well as tests which must be done once you have returned.
Preferential pricing is available for Logistics UK members who require COVID-19 testing and we offer next day delivery on test kits and fast turnaround times at our UKAS accredited lab. Simply obtain your voucher code from www.logistics.org.uk/drivermedicals to redeem discount when ordering your test.
Summerfield Healthcare is gov.uk listed for the following tests. To book please click the relevant test to be redirected to Summerfield Healthcare’s booking portal with the specified product type selected:
Please note we do not offer tests for arrivals from red list countries.
Please note there are some exemptions and you must check this prior to ordering your test.
The Health and Safety Executive advise that if forklift drivers are medically screened they should meet the standard of fitness expected of a car driver, although if they work in more stressful environments group 2 standard is more suitable, that of a lorry or bus driver.
Our medical advice is that all FLT drivers should meet group 2 standard and as such our medicals are completed using group 2 DVLA guidelines, which means as an employer you can be confident that your forklift operators meet this higher standard of fitness when behind the wheel of a forklift.
D4Drivers’ group 2 medicals consist of blood pressure checks, vision assessments and medical history questionnaires, followed by a certificate of fitness being produced for the driver subject to them meeting group 2 driver standard.
We offer Logistics UK members an exclusive discount on forklift medicals which can be booked at any of our 85 locations nationwide.
To obtain your discount go to www.logistics.org.uk/drivermedicals then click the button below to head to our booking portal.
To book your HGV/PCV or forklift medical, please visit our online booking portal below, selecting the relevant appointment type. Enter your Logistics UK voucher code when prompted to redeem your discounted medical.