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.
Forklft Truck Medicals
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 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.