Crane Operator Medical Certification Service

Who needs a Crane Operator Medical Certification?

The HSE advise that an individual's fitness to operate workplace transport should required a separate medical standards DVLA equivalent for group 2.

Crane operator: The operate at dangerous heights and when operating a crane, you are in possession of heavy goods therefore requiring a level of physical and mental fitness to ensure that you carry out tasks safely. The majority of employers will now require a Crane medical certificate of fitness for you to operate cranes, which is where we can help here at Just-Health. Crane Medical Nationwide service

The specific requirements for Crane Operator Medical Certification can vary depending on the jurisdiction or company policies. However, the following individuals may need to obtain this certification:

New crane operators: Individuals who are new to the profession of crane operation may be required to undergo a medical assessment and obtain a certification before they are allowed to operate cranes. This is done to ensure that they are physically fit and capable of safely maneuvering cranes.

Existing crane operators: In some cases, crane operators may need to undergo periodic medical assessments and recertification to maintain their Crane Operator Medical Certification. These assessments are typically done annually as per HSE recommendations and company policies in place.

The medical certification for crane operators usually entails a thorough physical examination to evaluate general health, vision, hearing, and any other relevant medical conditions or impairments that may affect their ability to safely operate a crane.

It is important to note that the requirements for Crane Operator Medical Certification can vary, and individuals should consult the regulations or guidelines established by their local authorities or employers for specific details. The purpose of this certification is to ensure the safety of the crane operator, as well as to protect the well-being of those working in the vicinity of the crane.

Attending your Crane Operator medical

  • Please arrive 15 to 10 minutes in advance your appointment to complete a form.
  • Please come to your medical wearing comfortable clothes so you can move easily in, as you may be required to do a step test.
  • Please remember to bring photographic ID (passport or driving license) and your glasses (do not wear contact lenses for your examination we will be asked to were them in the clinic).
  • Avoid loud noise for 16 hours before your medical as this may affect your hearing for the examination.

A routine medical examination approximately takes about 15 minutes; however, it may take longer depending on your medical history. We advise that you allow at least 1 hour for the appointment.

On the day at the clinic the Doctor of Kent D4 Medical will:

  • Check your identification.
  • Take a blood pressure measurement.
  • List of any medication you're currently taking.
  • List of any hospital consultant you see regularly.
  • Document your height, weight, smoking and alcohol history (To assist the Doctor it would be helpful to bring a note of your most recent weight and height with you).
  • Ask questions about your medical history and document it on the Crane Operator medical form.
  • Bring all the letters and tests from hospital discharge, GP or specialist (cardiologist, neurologist, orthopaedics, medics, endocrinology and diabetes).

What you will need to bring:

  • Photo ID (passport, driving licence).
  • GP's name, surgery address and contact details.
  • Details of any medication you're taking (name and concentration).
  • Your glasses or contact lenses if you wear them (though not colour correction lenses). You will need to remove contact lenses during examination if you wear them.
  • Your previous medical certificate if you have one.
  • Comfortable footwear and clothes to enable you to undertake exercise test if needed.
  • List of any hospital consultant you see regularly.
  • Document your height, weight, smoking and alcohol history (To assist the Doctor it would be helpful to bring a note of your most recent weight and height with you).

What does the medical involve?

  • Measure your height and weight.
  • Take your blood pressure.
  • Test your eyesight.
  • Physical examination.
  • If you have any previous medical history then the doctor will discuss this with you too.
  • Sometimes other tests are needed such as a step test, an ECG or spirometry (breathing test) and will be recommended.

How long will it take?

The appointment usually lasts 30-60 minutes

How long is my certification is valid for?

The interval between having your medical examination and applying for your certification must not exceed 12 months.

What happens if my medical condition change after my Crane Operator medical examination report?

You need to tell your local authority about some medical conditions as they can affect your driving and operate machinery. Check if a health condition affects your driving from: Use the A to Z to check if you need to report your condition and find the relevant form or questionnaire.