HS(G)6 Forklift Truck Surveillance in The Workplace Across the United Kingdom
UK Wide Fork-Lift Driver Medicals
HealthScreen offers a UK wide on-site service for completing fork-lift driver medicals. VEHICLE ACCIDENTS ARE THE SECOND BIGGEST CAUSE OF FATAL ACCIDENTS IN BRITISH WORKPLACES…. resulting from striking colleagues, overturning, falling people and falling objects.
Employers have a duty to protect the safety of Fork Lift Truck Drivers, and those working near them. Safe systems of work, vehicle maintenance, and driver training are essential, but also there is a duty to ensure that drivers are medically fit to operate these vehicles.
The Fork Lift Drivers Medical Assessment
We can provide medical assessments of fitness to drive FLT’s at pre-employment and and periodically to ensure continuing fitness. Our questionnaire and examination will ensure that drivers have sufficient vision, hearing, strength and co-ordination to control the vehicle safely, as well as screening for hidden conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes that may affect driving. As with all HealthScreen's other Health Surveillance and Medical Screening services, our fork-lift driver medical service is very convenient, simple to engage and causes minimal disruption with a basic medical review taking only 30 – 40 minutes per employee.
No Fuss, No Hassle
On-site, we only need the use of a convenient room near to the workforce and then our Occupational Health Nurse will simply work through your fork-lift drivers or plant operators and in whatever order or timetable that suits production. As we conduct each driver medical, we will explain the results to the employee and give health advice as appropriate.
These should be repeated at regular intervals, depending on factors such as age and the medical condition of the driver, typically every five years or so, ALTHOUGH questionnaire surveillance should be performed more often for change in circumstance factors.
Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998