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Categories of HGV/LGV Licences
In the UK there are 4 categories of HGV/LGV Licences:-
- Category C1 – holders of this licence are qualified to drive transit vans and small trucks only. No trailers to be towed behind the vehicle.
- Category C1+E – holders of this licence are qualified to drive vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.
- Catergory C – holders of this licence are qualified to drive vehicles including articulated lorries, tipper trucks, the heaviest box trucks and bin lorries. The majority of HGV/LGV Licence Holders in the UK hold a Category C Licence.
- Category C+E – holders of this licence qualified to drive the largest and heaviest HGV and construction equipment (in excess of 7.5 tonnes with trailers heavier than 750kg)
DVLA Requirements for a HGV/LGV Driver Medical
Under UK Law all HGV/LGV Drivers must be licenced and must undergo Driver Medical Examinations as follows.
A HGV/LGV Driver is required to obtain a Licence before commencing work and from the age of 45 years are required to apply to renew their licence every 5 years. Upon reaching the age of 65 years a HGV/LGV Driver must apply to renew their licence every year.
A HGV/LGV Driver must meet specific criteria in respect of their vision. They must be able to read a number plate from 20.5 metres (67 feet) in good day light (with glasses if worn for driving) and must have a visual acuity of at least 6/9 in their better eye and 6/12 in the other eye.
The HGV/LGV Driver Medical must also cover the following areas of health: general, cardiac, psychiatric and nervous system and diabetes mellitus.
HGV medical eyesight requirement – read number plate from 20.5 metres (67 feet) in good day light
HGV/LGV Driver Medical
Arranging a LGV/HGV Driver Medical can be an expensive and time-consuming task. Often a driver’s own GP is unable to see them for a couple of weeks or maybe even months and can then charge a fee of between £130 and £150 to carry out the medical examination. If the D4 form is returned by the DVLA the diver may incur further delays in obtaining their licence.
Established in 2017 Ready2Drive Medical is a firm of Medical Experts who provide quality yet low-cost Driver Medicals for HGV/LGV, Lorry, Bus, Taxi, PCV, Motorsport, Crane and Forklift Drivers.
To meet the needs of HGV/LGV Medicals, Taxi Medicals, PCV Medicals, Motorsport Medicals, Crane Medicals and Forklift Medicals we hold regular clinics throughout the UK, weekend and evening appointments are available.
How to book a HGV/LGV Driver Medical appointment?
A HGV/LGV Driver Medical may be booked in the following ways: –
To find clinics close to you and to check available slots, please check our clinic locations. Most clinics are scheduled twice a month and others once a month depending on the area.
To book an appointment either call us on 0161-975-4947 or 0161-962-6662 and our dedicated staff will be pleased to help or to book on-line click on Book an appointment.
What documents must you bring with you to your HGV/LGV Driver Medical Appointment?
The following documents must be brought to your HGV/LGV Driver Medical Appointment. If you do not bring the documents with you the Medical Expert will be unable to complete the D4 Form and a further appointment will be required.
- Photographic identification
- D4 form, please click on the link to download a copy.
- Your glasses (if worn for driving)
- Your most recent glasses prescription (if relevant)
- List of your medications
- Your height and weight measurements
- Ready2Drive appointment fee £50 – to be paid before the appointment.
What to expect at your HGV/LGV Driver Medical Appointment?
Routinely a HGV/LGV Driver Medical examination takes approximately 15 minutes. However, this may take longer dependent on your medical history and we advise that you allow a minimum of 1 hour for the appointment.
The Ready2Drive Medical Expert will
- Check your identification
- Take a Blood pressure measurement
- Perform an eye test with and without glasses
- List on the D4 form any medication you’re currently taking
- List on the D4 form any hospital consultant you see regularly
- Document your height, weight, smoking and alcohol history (To assist Expert it will be helpful if you can bring a note of your most recent weight and height with you)
- Ask questions about your Medical history and document it on the D4 form
What happens after your HGV/LGV Driver Medical Appointment?
You must post the completed D4 Medical Form to the DVLA.
The interval between your medical examination and applying for your Licence (or Licence Renewal) must not exceed 3 months.
Please visit DVLA website www.dvla.co.uk if you need any more information.