Fit 2 Drive Medicals has now been established for over 10 years and to date has carried out a huge number of DVLA D4 medicals over the years. Our medical director, Dr David Andrews, has over 30 years of experience undertaking DVLA driver medical examinations. We ensure that all our team of doctors carrying out driver medical examinations across the UK are fully competent, experienced doctors who are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).
The medical requirements for an HGV/LGV Licence is identical to that for PCV: DVLA D4 form must be completed and a medical examination must be passed when first applying for your HGV Licence at 18; then a further medical examination at age 45 and thereafter at 5 yearly intervals until reaching the age of 65 when annual medicals are required.
The interval between having your medical examination and applying for your Licence (or Licence renewal) must not exceed 3 months. The DVLA must be made aware of any changes to the health of an HGV / LGV Licence holder at any time. This may result in a requirement for a further medical examination being carried out depending upon individual circumstances.
A restricted bus Licence can be obtained at age 18 (route and distance restrictions apply). A full bus Licence can be obtained at age 21. By law a DVLA D4 form must be completed for both types of PCV Licence and a relevant medical examination must be passed before a Licence can be granted.
The current law for a PCV Licence is identical to that for HGV and LGV: a medical examination must be completed when you are applying for a first Licence, then a further medical examination at age 45 and thereafter at 5 yearly intervals until reaching the age of 65 when annual medicals are required. The interval between having your medical examination and applying for your Licence (or Licence renewal) must not exceed 3 months. The DVLA must be made aware of any changes to the health of a PCV Licence holder at any time. This may result in a requirement for a further medical examination being carried out depending upon individual circumstances
If you wish to apply for a taxi Licence a medical examination should take place before the application stage and again when when the renewal of your licence is due.
The DVLA expects that a taxi driver should meet the same medical requirements as a HGV or PCV Licence holder. Visit the DVLA website if you need any more information at www.dvla.co.uk or speak with your local Council.
Please ensure that you bring the relevant Licensing Authority Medical Assessment Form with you. Failure to do so will mean that the medical cannot be completed.
*If you need a medical for a Taxi Licence, you must check with your local Licensing Authority as to whether you can have the medical carried out by any registered doctor, as some Authorities insist on you going to your own GP. If you have any doubts or any queries please speak to us directly*
There is no official legislation regarding medical screening of potential fork lift truck operators. However, it is recommended and good practice that operators are screened to ensure fitness before operating a fork lift truck.
It is advisable to repeat this at regular intervals up until the age of 40 and thereafter at five-yearly intervals up to the age of 65. Operators over 65 should be screened annually.
Medical screenings are also recommended in all cases after an accident or sickness absence that has been longer than 1 month, also after short periods of sickness if the illness may have affected fitness to operate the lift truck.
Should an operator or an employer become aware of or suspect a condition which may affect the operator's ability to safely drive a fork lift truck, then a medical examination should be carried out.
More and more companies are sending their fork lift truck operators for medicals in order to improve the Health and Safety in the work place. The medical screening for a fork lift truck operator is usually carried out via a questionnaire. However, FIT2DRIVE Medicals will, in addition to assessment of the questionnaire, also carry out blood pressure checks, urine and eyesight tests for additional peace of mind.
There is no official legislation regarding medical screening of crane operators. However it is recommended and good practice that operators should be screened before employment and at regular intervals thereafter.
In order to operate a mobile crane the regulations fall in the same category as HGV and LGV depending on the weight of the vehicle.
*The majority of recruitment agencies in the commercial sector will insist upon a medical assessment being carried out prior to entering any type of mechanically operational employment*
Payment is due at the time of booking by credit or debit card whether this is over the phone or using our online booking system.
Motorsport Medicals are charged at £55, however, with an ECG there is an additional charge. Please contact Head Office for details of where we undertake these medicals, as they require specialised equipment.
*Please note if you have not paid in full at the time of the booking your appointment is not secure*