Forklift, Mobile Plant and Company Driver Medicals
Driver Medicals require the fall under the following legislation:
Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Fork-Lift / Mobile Plant / Driver Medicals
Healthscreen offers a UK wide on-site service for completing fork-lift, mobile plant and driver medicals.
Employers have a duty to protect the safety of Fork Lift, mobile plant, 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.
We can provide medical assessments of fitness to drive FLT’s, mobile plant and driver at pre-employment and periodically to ensure continuing fitness. Our questionnaire and examination will ensure that drivers have sufficient vision, hearing, strength and coordination to control the vehicle safely, as well as screening for hidden conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes that may affect driving.
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.