Can I be a Driving instructor with a pacemaker

Hi I'm about to get my battery changed and as I am a painter and decorator am thinking of a new career as a driving instructor any body on here doing this with a pacemaker?thanks Carl 



by Swangirl - 2019-11-08 10:51:30

I can't imagine that there's a physical requirement for a driving insructor that you won't be able to meet with a pacemaker.  Who will know you have a pacemaker unless you tell them?

Pacemaker 'yes', ICD probably not

by crustyg - 2019-11-08 11:04:39

There are folk here with more precise knowledge of the intricate workings of the UK DVLA.  In theory a car-driving instructor is probably ok if you have a PM.  An ICD rules you out of driving anything until you'e had a year with no defib events.  And the heavy vehicles and PSV may well be a no.

Check with their website, or call them.

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