FLT Medicals

Under the Health and Safety Act, employers must ensure the health and safety of all their employees, including FLT drivers, which can be achieved through an FLT medical.

Forklift truck medicals are examinations performed to assess an individual’s fitness to operate a forklift truck safely.

It is important for employers to ensure that forklift truck operators are medically fit and trained in the safe operation of the equipment, in order to prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace.


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FLT Medical services we provide

The purpose of the forklift truck medical examination is to identify any medical conditions or disabilities that could potentially affect the safe operation of a forklift truck. Some of the medical conditions that may be assessed during the examination include visual impairments, hearing loss, musculoskeletal disorders, epilepsy, and heart conditions.

In addition to the medical examination, individuals may also be required to undergo training and certification in the safe operation of forklift trucks. This training typically covers topics such as the correct use of controls, safe load handling, and awareness of other people and hazards in the workplace.

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Multiple ways to deliver FLT Medicals

On-Site Clinics

Be it a regular fixed visit or ad-hoc services, our onsite provision integrates seamlessly into our client facilities, extending their internal departments to develop an occupational health provision.

Mobile Clinics

Mobile Medical Units offer flexibility and space to carry out effective health screening in a range of locations, including clients business premises, without your employees having to take lengthy time off work.

Healthcare Network

Clarity have built a national network of healthcare locations, offering a flexible and convenient solution where an onsite visit is not possible, ensuring total accessibility to our services.

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FLT Medical FAQ's

Who needs a forklift truck medical examination?

Anyone who operates a forklift truck or is required to operate one as part of their job may need to undergo a medical examination.

What happens during a forklift truck medical examination?

The medical practitioner will usually perform a physical examination, which may include taking blood pressure, testing vision and hearing, and checking for any musculoskeletal or neurological conditions that could affect the operator’s ability to safely operate a forklift truck.

Can I fail a forklift truck medical examination?

Yes, if the medical practitioner determines that you have a medical condition or disability that could affect your ability to safely operate a forklift truck, you may not be deemed fit to operate the equipment.


How often do forklift truck medicals need to be carried out?

The frequency of forklift truck medicals varies depending on the employer’s policies and the individual’s medical history. Some employers require annual medicals, while others may require them every 3-5 years.

What should I bring to my forklift truck medical examination?

You should bring any relevant medical history or documentation, such as previous medical reports or a list of current medications.



What happens if I fail a forklift truck medical examination?

If you fail the medical examination, you may be required to undergo further medical testing or treatment before being re-evaluated for fitness to operate a forklift truck. In some cases, you may be prohibited from operating the equipment altogether.