Airside Driving Medicals are specifically for those who drive airside to ensure they are medically fit to do so in this potentially hazardous environment. Examinair Ltd offers a medical examination for this purpose which includes:
- Consultation with Dr Brueggemann following completion of detailed questionnaire
- Full clinical examination including distance vision
- Audiogram (hearing test)
- Colour vision test
The medical standards applied depend on the weight of the vehicle driven. Class 1 medical certificates apply to vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes and Class 2 medical certificates apply to vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. The medical standards are similar to Group 1 and Group 2 DVLA standards with addition of the audiometry hearing test and colour vision testing. Fee £100 (£20 VAT) total £120.
Please bring along photo ID, spectacles if worn and be prepared to provide a fresh specimen of urine during the examination. If you wear spectacles whilst driving then you must bring along to the appointment copy of your last opticians prescription which relates to the spectacles you wear.
Diabetic Airside Drivers
Please note that Dr Brueggemann’s responsibility is not to treat, adjust or manage your diabetes but to certify that your diabetes is controlled for him to drive on the airfield.
Your GP Surgery does a yearly diabetes assessment arranging and reviewing for example blood tests (e.g. HbA1C, blood sugar tests) , blood pressure recordings, medical assessment, recording of height and weight, possibly retinal eye screening, and other diagnostic tests which are very specific for diabetes. If it shows that if the diabetes is not controlled, the GP Surgery then arranges adjustments of the treatment or further tests.
As the role as an Aeromedical Examiner, it is not Dr Brueggemann’s function to arrange all theses test but to look at the results done by the GP. This is also cheaper for you because it is under the NHS care from your GP. Dr Brueggemann would have to charge you or your employer for further necessary tests because an aeromedical assessment is Private Healthcare, not NHS Healthcare.
Please bring a copy of your last diabetic assessment with the blood results, like U&Es, HbA1C and blood glucose readings print outs of blood glucose readings over the year or we looking through your blood glucose recording on your device together if they cannot be printed out. Please also bring a list of your prescription (e.g. repeat prescription slip, or medication packages).
Many Airside Driver coordinate their yearly diabetes GP Surgery assessment with a following ADP assessment with Dr Brueggemann when they can bring all the necessary documentation with them, rather being booked in again to review the missing documentation and being charged again for a 2nd appointment.
Diabetic patients who are on insulin are usually seen in the hospital for the yearly review.
These reports are not automatically sent to you by your GP or the hospital, you need to ask for them and you can obtain printouts from your GP Surgery. This documentation is important for your employment as an Airside Driver.
Without these reports or certain tests not done, Dr Brueggemann cannot issue you the ADP certificate and a further consultation is necessary.