Thorough Examination for Your Fork Trucks

Is your fork lift truck up to the mark?

If you own or operate a fork lift truck in the UK, you are required by law to ensure that it holds a report of Thorough Examination. This applies equally to fork trucks on hire. We can provide a Fork Truck Thorough Examination for companies near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Worksop.

Failure to comply can leave you open to prosecution and could invalidate your insurance… or much worse in the case of a serious accident arising from faulty equipment.

What is Thorough Examination?

A Thorough Examination is like an MOT for a car. It is a detailed inspection of all the safety related parts of a fork lift truck. In many ways it is more complex than the MOT for a car. In addition to the brakes, steering, tyres etc being checked under PUWER 98 all the lifting components, hydraulics, chains, forks etc are inspected in accordance with LOLER 98.

The regulations apply to all fork lift trucks that are one year old. From the one year point onwards a Thorough Examination is required at least once every 12 months. In some instances a truck will need to have a Thorough Examination more frequently. If you are in doubt check this with your truck supplier or maintenance provider.

Just like an MOT for a car a Thorough Examination is not part of the maintenance process. It must be carried out and reported on separately from routine maintenance.

Generally speaking the employer of the operator of the fork lift truck (the owner or user) is responsible for ensuring that Thorough Examinations are carried out on time by a Competent Person. Records must be kept.

Bulwell Material Handling can provide your company with a Thorough Examination report and piece of mind.

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Bulwell Material Handling Ltd is a member of the Fork Lift Truck Association

Bulwell Material Handling Ltd is a proud member of Fork Lift Truck Association.