Information about the medicals we offer

Professional drivers

HGV/LGV drivers (click to read more..):
 
The medical standards for Group 2 drivers are very much higher than those for Group 1 because of the size and weight of the vehicle. This also reflects the higher risk caused by the length of time the driver may spend at the wheel in the course of his/her occupation.
 
Group 2 licences, lorries (category C) are normally issued at age 21 years and are valid till age 45 years. They may be issued from age 18 where the licence holder has obtained or is undertaking a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) initial qualification. These require a medical examination and a completed DVLA D4 form must accompany the application.
 
A medical examination must be completed when you are applying for a first licence. This is valid to age 45 and thereafter at 5 yearly intervals until reaching the age of 65 when annual medicals are required.

Different rules may apply to the armed forces.

Our “New Driver” rates are for candidates that have never held a DVLA Class 2 licence before

 
PCV/Coach drivers (click to read more..):
 
The medical standards for Group 2 drivers are very much higher than those for Group 1 because of the size and weight of the vehicle. This also reflects the higher risk caused by the length of time the driver may spend at the wheel in the course of his/her occupation.

Group 2 licences, lorries (category C) or buses (category D) are normally issued at age 21 years and are valid till age 45 years. They may be issued from age 18 where the licence holder has obtained or is undertaking a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) initial qualification. These require a medical examination and a completed DVLA D4 form must accompany the application.

A medical examination must be completed when you are applying for a first licence. This is valid to age 45 and thereafter at 5 yearly intervals until reaching the age of 65 when annual medicals are required.

Different rules may apply to the armed forces and some PCV drivers
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Taxi drivers (click to read more):
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT ABLE TO DO TAXI MEDICALS FOR LINCOLN BOSTON, NORTH KESTEVEN AND SOUTH KESTEVEN LICENSED DRIVERS UNLESS YOU ARE REGISTERED  AS AN NHS PATIENT AT CAYTHORPE AND ANCASTER SURGERY.

Taxi drivers require a medical examination as part of their licensing, but the rules are slightly different. It is up to local licensing authorities to determine medical standards and fitness to drive*. The DVLA recommendation is that the same standards are applied as those for Group 2 (HGV/PCV) drivers.

*Please check with your licensing authority first whether your medical can be done by any doctor, as some insist that this examination is carried out by your own GP or a GP who has full access to your medical records (which we will not usually have). If your medical is not accepted by your licensing authority we will not provide a refund.
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Forklift truck drivers (click to read more):
 
There is no legal requirement for medical screening and monitoring of fork lift truck operators. However, the Health & Safety Executive guidance (HSG6) recommends that all existing and potential lift truck operators should be screened for fitness before employment and at five-yearly intervals from age 40. A lift truck operator who continues after age 65 should have annual assessments for fitness.

Additionally assessment is also recommended after an absence of more than one month or after a shorter absence if it is likely that the illness may have affected fitness to operate lift trucks. This assessment is recommended to provide positive confirmation of fitness to operate lift trucks in these circumstances. Fitness to return to work when signed off by a GP may not indicate fitness to operate a lift truck.

Assessment is also appropriate if lift truck operators, or their employers, suspect that they have developed a condition which may affect their continuing ability to operate lift trucks. 

At LF4W we apply the same medical examination that is used for Group 2 drivers, with extra attention to problems of the musculoskeletal system that can arise as a result of fork lift truck operations
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Seafarers

ENG1(click to read more):
 
This  is a medical examination for seafarers and complies with international medical standards. It is acceptable worldwide. ENG1 seafarer medical examinations can only be carried out by Approved Doctors (the MCA website has a full list of these) and is valid for up to 2 years (annually if 16-18 years old). The medical examination will take approximately 45 minutes, and may involve a fitness test if you are overweight (BMI over 30). You will need to bring photographic ID (passport, discharge book or photo driving licence), as well as your previous ENG1 certificate (if you have one). Come prepared to do a urine test and bring your glasses if you wear glasses or contact lenses.

If there are any additional tests required by your company (eg hearing tests, blood tests, urine drug screens, ECG heart tests), please contact us by phone or e-mail in advance so that we can advise of any additional time or costs.
info@LF4W.co.uk or using our on-line enquiry form
 
ML5 (click to read more):
 
This medical report and certificate is required for:
  • masters of small commercial vessels for area category 2 to 6 (no more than 60 miles from a safe haven)
  • masters of any other domestic non passenger ship which goes to sea (no more than 3 miles)
  • a crew member or anyone else whose normal place of work is onboard a domestic passenger ship or a small commercial vessel which goes to sea.
  • the master of any commercial vessel which does not go to sea.
Medical standards are generally less stringent than for the ENG1 medical examinations and the report can be completed by any registered doctor. An ENG1 certificate is an accepted alternative to an ML5, but check with your employer exactly what standards you will need to meet before booking your medical.
 

Others

Racing drivers

See link to Motor Sports Association website on the right for details Please note that we cannot carry our exercise ECG testing. The requirements for a resting ECG changed in 2010 so drivers under the age of 45 applying for an international licence require an ECG. Please make sure that you book the appropriate medical as we will not be able to carry out an ECG with your medical if this is not prebooked.