You have been invited to attend a lift truck medical assessment to ensure that you are fit to operate a lift truck. The frequency of this assessment is usually every three years dependant on age and the requirements of the employer. You will be asked to complete some simple questions on our screening form, which is a confidential document, and no disclosure will be made to your employer without your consent.
Before the test
You will be asked to complete some simple questions on our screening form, which is a confidential document, and no disclosure will be made to your employer without your consent.
For the day of the test you will be given an appointment time. Please try to avoid emptying your bladder immediately before the test and arrive ideally 5- 10 minutes prior to the assessment to allow you to sit down, relax and complete a questionnaire if you have not already done so. If you have been given the questionnaire in advance, please try to complete it as fully as possible before attending and ask the occupational health professional if you have any queries.
During the Fork Truck Operator Medical
For the test itself you will be given instructions by the occupational health professional what to do.
The screening test will take up to thirty minutes to complete and you will be provided with health advice in relation to any health issues raised within the assessment.
The screening involves:
- Recording of your height, weight and body mass index.
- Recording of your blood pressure, pulse rate and regularity.
- Urine analysis for kidney function, presence of glucose and blood.
- A hearing test.
- Vision screening
- Muscular skeletal assessment
The screening will only take up to thirty minutes and at the end of the test you may be given brief advice in relation to any health issues raised within the meeting.
After the test
If, following your assessment, any health issues are identified which may affect your ability to operate a lift truck, you will be advised to seek medical advice from your General Practitioner. Your consent will be gained and an explanation of any findings will be sent to your General Practitioner for possible further investigation. You may also be required to attend an Occupational Health Physician for further advice from which he/she will be able to advise your Company about any reasonable adjustments that they consider as part of their overall health and safety and equality responsibilities.