Key Data

Fork lift truck medicals

  • Those selected to operate fork lift trucks must have the physical and psychological skills necessary to do so safely.
  • This is a summary of the guidelines for medical fitness and assessment as set out in HSE and DVLA guidance.
Assessment and screening
  • There is no official legislation regarding medical screening of potential fork lift truck operators. However, it is recommended that operators are assessed to ensure they have an adequate level of fitness before operating a fork lift truck.
  • Assessing the fitness of a vehicle operator should be carried out on a case-by-case basis. T...