Like all drivers at work, forklift truck drivers must be medically fit to drive a forklift truck. At Safewell we adopt the DVLA standards given by their Drivers’ Medical Unit, which is recommended by the HSE.
More than 1/4 of all road traffic incidents involve somebody who is driving while on duty. Employers must manage the risks to drivers as part of their Health and Safety arrangements.
A building firm near Reading contacted Safewell enquiring about guidance on forklift truck medicals and what was required for their drivers. Both new and existing employees required medicals to be able to drive safely.
As an employer, do you enforce seatbelt use when employees are driving forklift trucks? Read about this employee who was crushed while driving a forklift without wearing a seatbelt…
If left untreated, high blood pressure can increase the risk of developing serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. Employers must monitor their employees especially if they work in high-risk areas such as heights/confined spaces or drive company vehicles.
Our occupational health team was asked to provide a complete service to include on-site health surveillance medicals and occupational health assessments, both at the site and the provider’s site.
If you don’t require a full clinic, or just have a few individual employees that require an occupational health assessment, safety critical medical or face fit test, we can offer your company individual times and days to suit you, by visiting our office.
Lorry drivers are vulnerable to mental health problems because of long hours, poor physical health and extended periods of lone working. The road transport training body has called on the logistics industry to help improve mental ill-health among drivers of LGVs.