Any driver who works airside require a thorough airside driving medical examination. This is to ensure that you have both the mental & physical requirements to do your job in a safe manner.

At Scotland aeromedical, we have years of experience in performing Airside Driving Medicals. Our AME’s are on hand to examine you, and provide an airside driving medical at a time that suits you. Get in touch to book your medical today.

Airside Driver Medicals

Scotland Aeromedical can undertake your initial and renewal Airside Driver medical examinations for you. It is the responsibility of the airport authority to decide upon the medical requirement for airside drivers based upon their risk assessment. Most airport authorities require applicants to meet the DVLA group 2 medical requirements i.e. those applied to professional lorry drivers. However, under certain circumstances the DVLA group 1 medicals may be acceptable, for example for quieter roads on the airfield. However, this is a matter for airport authorities to decide upon.

What tests will be performed at my Airside Driver medical?


At the Airside Driver medical, one of our doctors will review your medical history and will perform a medical examination to check that everything is functioning correctly.  The examination will cover areas such as vision, hearing, lungs, heart, blood pressure, stomach, limbs and nervous system. You will need to provide a urine sample for testing. An audiogram (hearing check) may also be required.

How long will the Airside Driver medical certificate be valid for?

Usually 3 years, however, more frequent medical examinations may be required in certain circumstances, such as the driver having a medical condition requiring regular surveillance.

What do I need to bring to the Airside Driver medical appointment?


You will need to bring the following documents with you to your medical appointment:


  1. Signed client consent form – this will be emailed to you with confirmation of your appointment.

  2. Photo identification (e.g. passport or driving licence)

  3. Completed but unsigned application form - this will also be emailed to you.

  4. If this is a renewal medical, your last Airside Driver medical certificate, even if expired

  5. Most recent spectacles /contact lenses prescription and spectacles if these are worn.

  6. If you are applying for an initial Airside Driver medical, please bring along any relevant medical reports with you to your appointment if you have suffered with any significant medical illnesses in the past.