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Forklift Truck Health Assessments

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Forklift Truck Health Assessments

Forklift Truck Medicals

The HSE “Safety in working with lift trucks” guidance (HSG6)   outline guidance for forklift truck drivers to have forklift truck driver medicals at prescribed intervals. Good practice is to complete a forklift driver medical at the beginning of employment (or at least at commencement of a driving role), at the age of 40 and regularly thereafter.  Anybody over 65 is recommended to complete such a driver medical on an annual basis.

Where can Forklift Truck Medicals be Carried Out

As with most of our services, these can be at your workplace or our offices in Wootton Bassett. If it’s only a handful of people or individuals then our office works well otherwise it makes sense to arrange at your workplace. The medical will consist of

  • Audiogram
  • BP check
  • Urinalysis
  • Height/Weight Check
  • Eye sight check
  • General Health questionnaire, medical history check

What is a Forklift Truck Health Assessment?

Like all drivers at work, fork lift 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.

Managing Driving at Work Risks

More than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is driving as part of their work at the time (Department for Transport figures).1 Health and safety law applies to work activities on the road in the same way as it does to all work activities and you need to manage the risks to drivers as part of your health and safety arrangements.

Forklift Truck Medicals Required by Building Firm Near Reading

A building firm near Reading contacted Safewell enquiring about guidance on forklift truck medicals and what was required for their drivers. They had new and existing employees that both required medicals to be able to drive safely and within accordance of Health & Safety Executive (HSE) (HSG6).

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Bespoke occupational health

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.

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