Employers need to conduct driver medicals to DVLA Group 2 medical standards for:
- Drivers of large goods vehicles (LGV) or passenger carrying vehicles (PCV) (usually vehicles in excess of 7.5 tonnes’ laden weight or minibuses with more than eight seats)
- New licence applicants who wish to drive 3.5 to 7.5 tonne lorries
OH3 conducts these medicals in accordance to DVLA Group 2 medical standards.
How often does an employee require a medical?
Applicants for an LGV/PCV licence will need to provide a completed DVLA D4 form when applying for their first licence.
At renewal (age 45)
Every five years after the age of 45 until age 65.
Any driver wishing to continue after the age of 65 will need to apply for an annual renewal of their licence and provide a satisfactory medical report.
We would also recommend that you refer an employee for an assessment for fitness to drive if they are off work for more than a month, or if they have declared an illness that could affect their driving. If an employee has a medical condition that could affect their ability to drive, or make them a danger, by law they need to tell the DVLA and their employer about it.
The appointment takes approximately45 minutes and employees receive their results at the end of their appointment.