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Driver Health Assessments

Where driving is a significant component of an employee’s role, a Drivers Health Assessment helps to ensure that they are fit for driving and that existing health conditions or medications are not likely to put them, passengers or other road users at risk.

The following are example of the range of assessments available- Please click on the links below:

General Driver Health Assessments

Large Goods Vehicles (LGV formerly HGV)

• Passenger Carrying Vehicles (PCV formerly PSV)

DVLA Assessments (Taxi drivers' medicals)

Fork-lift truck drivers' medicals

General Driver Health Assessments

The Heales Medical Occupational Health (OH) assessment is a general assessment that is mainly focused on car drivers (Group 1 vehicles).

The OH assessment can only confirm the individuals’ fitness for driving at the time of assessment and we recommend that the organisation has a policy on driving that includes information on:

•  Individuals ensuring that they feel fit and safe to drive prior to starting driving

• Individuals considering the effects a health condition or medication may have on their ability to drive safely and whether they need to report it to the DVLA and their manager.

• The importance of taking regular breaks to help prevent tiredness and poor concentration and also to help prevent muscle stiffness and discomfort

• The procedure individuals should follow if they have any concerns regarding their fitness for driving.

Drivers who have had, or currently suffer from a medical condition or disability that may affect their driving must tell the DVLA. They must also notify the DVLA if they develop a new condition or disability or if a condition has become worse since their licence was issued.  Failure to notify the DVLA is a criminal offence. More information is available on the DVLA website -www.direct.gov.uk

The assessment includes:

• Face to face assessment with an Occupational Health Advisor

• Completing a Medical Questionnaire

• Height, weight, blood pressure and urine test

• Assessment of mobility

• Health Education and lifestyle advice

These will enable your organisation to meet your obligations within the law, and prevent work accidents, as well as benefiting employees’ health.

Medical Reports

In some cases a medical report from a GP or specialist is required to confirm details of a medical condition and fitness for driving.  If this is required, the reasons are discussed with HR team or the recruiting manager before proceeding.

Feedback

A report (by email) is sent to the referring manager and gives clear management advice on whether the individual is fit for driving.

In some cases feedback may also be provided on:

• Relevant details on health conditions, disabilities and treatment that may affect driving

• Safety, that can be disclosed without breaching confidentiality

• Any limitations on driving

• Details of any reasonable adjustments to be considered

The following link provides a lot of detail on the requirements for Occupational Drivers http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/medical/ataglance.aspx

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Large Goods Vehicles (LGV formerly HGV)

Baseline driver Health assessments would provide a baseline and assure management they are fit to carry out their duties.

The assessment includes:

• Face to face assessment with an Occupational Health Physician

• Completing a Medical Questionnaire

• Height, weight, blood pressure and urine test (for sugar)

• Hearing Test

• Eye Test

• Assessment of mobility

• Health Education and lifestyle advice

These will enable your organisation to meet your obligations within the law, and prevent work accidents, as well as benefiting employees’ health.

Medical Reports

In some cases a medical report from a GP or specialist is required to confirm details of a medical condition and fitness for driving.  If this is required, the reasons are discussed with HR team or the recruiting manager before proceeding.

Feedback

A report (by email) is sent to the referring manager and gives clear management advice on whether the individual is fit for driving.

In some cases feedback may also be provided on:

• Relevant details on health conditions, disabilities and treatment that may affect driving

• Safety, that can be disclosed without breaching confidentiality

• Any limitations on driving

• Details of any reasonable adjustments to be considered

 The following link provides a lot of detail on the requirements for Occupational Drivers

http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/medical/ataglance.aspx

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DVLA Assessments (Taxi drivers’ medicals)

Taxi driver health assessments provide a baseline and assure management they are fit to carry out their duties.

The assessment includes:

• Face to face assessment with an Occupational Health Physician

• Completing a Medical Questionnaire

• Height, weight, blood pressure and urine test (for sugar)

• Hearing Test

• Eye Test

• Assessment of mobility

• Health Education and lifestyle advice

These will enable your organisation to meet your obligations within the law, and prevent work accidents, as well as benefiting employees’ health.

Medical Reports

In some cases a medical report from a GP or specialist is required to confirm details of a medical condition and fitness for driving.  If this is required, the reasons are discussed with HR team or the recruiting manager before proceeding.

Feedback

A report (by email) is sent to the referring manager and gives clear management advice on whether the individual is fit for driving.

In some cases feedback may also be provided on:

• Relevant details on health conditions, disabilities and treatment that may affect driving

• Safety, that can be disclosed without breaching confidentiality

• Any limitations on driving

• Details of any reasonable adjustments to be considered

 The following link provides a lot of detail on the requirements for Occupational Drivers

http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/medical/ataglance.aspx

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Fork Lift Truck Drivers Medicals

Drivers that operate lift trucks should be free from physical defects that might pose a threat to their own health or safety or the safety of others who might be affected by their operation of lift trucks. However, people with disabilities need not be excluded from work with lift trucks, and medical advice should be obtained about their suitability for the particular duties that will be required of them.

We can provide initial baseline assessment and update on changes in the individuals concerned.

This could be done as part of a Health Surveillance at the work place and could include other evaluations for all members of staff.

The assessment includes:

• Face to face assessment with an Occupational Health Advisor

• Completing a Medical Questionnaire

• Height, weight, blood pressure and urine test (for sugar)

• Hearing Test

• Eye Test

• Assessment of mobility

• Health Education and lifestyle advice

The following link provides a lot of detail on the requirements for Fork Lift Driver Health Assessments

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg6.pdf

To discuss your specific requirements or to provide you with a quote for Occupational Health provision on a regular basis or as a one off, please do not hesitate to give us a ring or click here to enquire and we will be happy to assist.

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