According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there is no specific requirement for a medical examination prior to driving a forklift. The DVLA does not have any requirement for licensing drivers if they do not use the vehicle on public roads. However, certain activities whilst undertaking duties as a driver may need further assessment, such as night-working or transporting hazardous waste.
We provide all Forklift Truck drivers with a certificate, which should adequately cover the driver for undertaking these tasks. However, if you do have different requirements please let us know, so we can ensure you or your driver is medically suitable to perform the selected tasks.
Our Doctors will provide you with a thorough examination and a certificate of medical fitness.
Your medical examination will involve:
Following the completion of the medical examination our Doctor will provide you or your driver with your certificate of medical suitability to drive a Forklift.
Please note that our doctors will assess the driver?s fitness and medical suitability for operating a vehicle based on the proposed tasks that they will be undertaking.
Although there is no specific requirement for an assessment, we advise that drivers be examined in line with those that undertake a Group 2 level. This requires and initially assessment prior to employment or undertaking the driving task, at 5-year intervals from the age of 45 and annual assessments for those over 65.
In addition to this, we would also recommend a medical if the driver has taken a sustained absence of a month or more. It may be possible that a driver?s NHS GP says that the driver is fit for work, but this does not mean that they are fit for the specific duties that they undertake.
Please call the number below for more information or to book an appointment at any one of our GP clinics.
Our admin hours are 08:30 to 17:00. Outside of these hours you can send us a message or request a callback.
The Independent General Practice