Psychotechnical tests – who has to do them?

Psychotechnical tests must be performed by employees or job applicants who need special mental characteristics to perform their professional duties – including employees who drive a car as part of their official duties. Psychotechnical tests must be performed by:

  • full-time drivers – suppliers, couriers, emergency vehicle drivers, as well as self-employed people engaged in road transport. They perform psycho-technical tests in accordance with the Road Transport Act (Journal of Laws 2019.0.2140). The examination ends with a psychological judgment valid for a maximum of 5 years. You give them to the employer who issued the referral, and in the case of self-employed persons, have them with you.
  • employees working in other positions who use both company and private cars for business purposes in their work. They undergo examinations pursuant to the act on the occupational medicine service. • driving instructors and examiners,
  • machine and device operators,
  • people working at height,
  • miners,
  • drivers employed in companies such as Uber or Bolt,
  • tram driver,
  • operators of cranes, excavators, forklifts, overhead cranes, heavy road machinery,
  • candidates for city guards,
  • security agency employees,
  • judges,
  • detectives,
  • people selling and producing explosives,
  • drivers appointed by the Police, the Mayor or the Starost (people who drove a car under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants, or who exceeded 24 penalty points, or were involved in an accident in which a person was injured or died).

According to the regulation of the Minister of Health on psychological tests of persons applying for the authorization to drive vehicles, drivers and persons performing work as a driver (Journal of Laws of July 16, 2014, item 937), the scope of psychological examination in the field of transport psychology covers :

  • Face-to-face interview and observation of the examined person
  • Testing with diagnostic tools
  • Assessment and description of the examined person in terms of: intellectual performance and cognitive processes, personality, including functioning in difficult situations, including social maturity, psychomotor performance.


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