As a professional HGV driver you have to pass a HGV medical so proving that you are fit to drive a vehicle. As their name suggests these are Heavy Goods Vehicles and you need more than just good skills to become a HGV Driver. Before you can get a provisional licence as a HGV driver you must pass the medical.
At the age of 45 or over you must have a medical every 5 years and once you reach the age of 65+ you will have to have medical every year to keep your licence. The medical is completed by a GP and the cost of this can be up to £150.00 so it is worth shopping around as some of the specialist providers can provide a medical for as little as £50.00 to £60.00.
You can download the form D4 here by CLICKING HERE – Right Click and save link as..
Don’t be afraid of the medical as for most people this will be a simple formality. Make sure that you have the correct prescription for glasses or contact lenses as the last thing you want to do is fail a medical on something as basic as this. The examining doctor will ask you a number of questions and go through any illnesses you either currently have or have experienced in the past.
Some of the areas investigated are as follows:
Epilepsy and any episodes of this
We would recommend that you download the form D4 and look through this but don’t worry about this because as mentioned earlier the vast majority of people will pass the examination. Once you have passed the HGV Medical you can apply for a Provisional Licence to allow you to complete your HGV training. Check out the requirements for the HGV Licence on our site.