HGV Medical Examination - Taxi - PSV - LGV
An HGV medical is needed by:
- Drivers who are making their first application for a licence to drive a vehicle weighing over 3.5 tonnes or a public service vehicle with more than 8 seats.
- Anyone renewing their PSV/LGV entitlement aged 45 or over.
- Anyone aged 45 or over will have to renew their license 5 yearly, then annually after the age of 65.
What to expect:
Paperwork will be completed through questioning. You will be examined to check eyes, neuro, cardiorespriatory and abdominal systems. Urine will be analysed. You will be weighed and measured.
The commonest reason for failing the HGV medical is eyesight, so it may be worth seeing your optician first.
What to bring with you:
- The paperwork: Form D4
- Identification forms - current driving licence and recent utility bill
- Ask for a specimen pot at reception + produce a fresh sample of urine
- Be sure to bring your glasses if needed (or might be needed) for driving
- Bring any medication currently taken.