Forklift Medicals

Forklift Driver Medical


Forklift medicals- Barnetby Medicals

Do you need a medical to drive a forklift truck?

Have you been asked to go to occupational health for a forklift medical check?

Employers require a medical assessment from forklift truck drivers to confirm their suitability for the job. You can gain a FLT Medical from Barnetby Private Medicals if one is needed.

The medical requirement can be requested by the employer during job application process or during employment. The forklift operators need to undergo medical if the employer advises them to do that.

If you operate a lift truck and a medical medical screening is needed 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.

We provide our 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 forklift medicals.

You can refer to the guidance on Health and Safety Executive HSE for reference.

What is Involved In Your Forklift Medical?

The rising number of employers who now require workers to undergo a medical examination before driving a FLT is due to an increase in regulations and a need for all workers on site to be physically and mentally fit.

Our Doctors 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:

  • Vision Assessment
  • Blood Pressure Readings
  • Questions regarding 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.

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Helpful Information

What Age Can you Drive a Forklift?

Lift truck operators should be over the minimum school leaving age (MSLA), except in ports where they must be at least 18 years old.

See more information on the HSE Website

DVLA Standards and Fork lift Truck Medicals

A forklift truck is a useful and powerful tool for moving heavy loads. It is powered by either an electric motor or an internal combustion engine, and consists of a mast, forks, chassis and cab. Forklift trucks are used in warehouses, factories and distribution centers to move materials from one point to another. It is important for anyone who operates a forklift truck to be properly trained, as operating it requires skill and knowledge.

In the UK, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) requires that all drivers of forklifts meet certain conditions in order to be allowed to operate them. These requirements include having the necessary qualifications, being of legal age, having experience in operating similar vehicles, and having passed a medical exam. With proper training and adherence to safety regulations, forklift trucks can provide many years of reliable service when used properly.

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