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Fork Lift Truck Medicals

John Munroe Health Support Services provides assessments for all Occupational Drivers, including Forklift Truck Driver Medicals to ensure that they satisfy the standards as laid out by the DVLA.


Detailed guidance on this can be found on the DVLA website


Health assessments should be carried for:-


All existing and potential lift truck operators should be screened for fitness before employment and at five-yearly intervals from age 40.


Group 2 Licences are renewable five-yearly from age 45 and, where an individual is both a Lift truck operator and holds a Group 2 entitlement, these assessments can be made at the same examination.


A Lift truck operator who continues after age 65 should have annual assessments for fitness.

Assessment is also recommended after an absence of more than one month or after a shorter absence if it is Likely that the illness may have affected fitness to operate Lift trucks.


This assessment is recommended to provide positive confirmation of fitness to operate lift trucks in these circumstances.


Fitness to return to work when signed off by a GP may not indicate fitness to operate a Lift truck.


Initial health assessment should be carried out for new employees/new operators of vehicles before training wherever possible; failing this; before first use in a non-training situation.


Assessment is also appropriate if lift truck operators, or their employers, suspect that they have developed a condition which may affect their continuing liability to operate Lift trucks


Its advisable for employers to agree requirements for medical screening and/or examination of employees, in advance, in a contract of employment.


We also offer medicals for other occupational drivers such a HGV and Taxi's.


If you would like more details on the assessment and services on offer please complete the contact form or call 01538 394270

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