The medical requirements for an HGV/LGV licence
is identical to that for PCV.
The interval between having your medical examination and applying for
your licence (or licence renewal) must not exceed 4 months.
The DVLA must be made aware of any changes to
the health of an HGV / LGV licence holder at any time. This may result
in a requirement for a further medical examination being carried out
depending upon individual circumstances.
Provisional Licence Application
You need to have a medical examination before you can apply for your
provisional licence. Kent D4 Medical can perform the Medical Examination
required for completion of the D4 Medical Form. DVLA D4 form must be
completed and a medical examination must be passed when first applying
for your HGV Licence at 18
DVLA require existing lorry drivers to have a medical at the age of 45
and then every five years until the age of 65. After 65, the medical has
to be done every year.
DVLA will usually send out a reminder letter, together with the D4
Medical Form, a few weeks before your medical is due. You can usually
work out when your next renewal/medical is due from the expiry date on
the back of your licence, and if you think your renewal is nearly expired
and you havenít heard from DVLA you should contact them.