Giving you peace of mind
Driving involves a complex set of tasks that must be carried out simultaneously, often for sustained periods of time. Memory, attention, judgment, good reaction times, muscle power and coordination and many other factors are required to drive safely. All of these can be affected by medical conditions.
A person’s fitness to drive a vehicle needs to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Our driver medicals are tailored to your individual circumstances and ensure that your workplace transport drivers are medically fit to drive their vehicles.
The standards that you require for your drivers may vary, so we’ll establish and agree this with you and perform assessments of fitness according to these levels and at the necessary frequency.
Factors considered when addressing fitness to drive include:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Psychiatric disorders
- Alcohol and Drugs
- Visual disorders
- Renal and respiratory disorders
- Miscellaneous conditions: these include excessive sleepiness, profound deafness, cancers, HIV and AIDS, age-related fitness to drive; transplants; devices or implants; cognitive decline or impairment; cognitive disability; driving after surgery; temporary medical conditions; fractures; and medication effects.