Falling under the heading of Safety Critical Medicals it is required for drivers to have specific Group 2 standard medicals.
MKOH can provide specialist Driver Medicals for a variety of roles to Group 2 standard - typically these would include HGV Drivers, Taxi Drivers as well as others. Some companies may wish to ensure that their company drivers reach Group 2 standard without formal submission to the DVLA. MKOH therefore provides such services to individuals and business. Taken from the Government website, the standard approach can be shown below.
Group 2 - The minimum age for Group 2 entitlement to drive lorries (category C) is 21 and for buses (category D) is 24, unless the driver is undergoing or has passed the Driver Certificate of Competence (CPC) initial qualification which they can do at the age of 21. The Group 2 licensing entitlement is valid for a maximum of five years. Group 2 licences must be renewed every 5 years or at age 45 whichever is the earlier until the age of 65 when they are renewed annually without an upper age limit. Shorter licences may be issued for medical reasons. There are exceptions, such as driving in the armed forces, and people of a minimum age of 18 can drive lorries and buses after gaining, or training towards, the Driver CPC. All initial Group 2 licence applications require a medical assessment by a registered medical practitioner (recorded on the D4 form). The same assessment is required again at 45 years of age and on any subsequent reapplication.
Police, fire, ambulance and health service driver licensing - The same medical standards apply for drivers of police, fire, coastguard, ambulance and health service vehicles as they do for all drivers holding Group 1 and 2 licences. Any responsibility for determining higher medical standards, over and above these licensing requirements, rests with the individual force, service or other relevant body.
Taxi licensing - Responsibility for determining any higher standards and medical requirements for taxi drivers, over and above the driver licensing requirements, rests with Transport for London in the Metropolitan area, or the Local Authority in all other areas. Decisions taken by employers on the use and application of the UK standards on fitness to drive in particular circumstances and as they relate to employees are for the employer to make. Any responsibility for determining higher medical standards, over and above these licensing requirements, rests with the individual force, service or other relevant body.
provide a comprehensive range of fitness to work medicals which can be tailored to each companies requirements.