Thorough Examination

When you operate a Forklift Truck, or any lifting equipment, you have legal duties and obligations surrounding lifting operations and equipment. This is covered in The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 and The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Leicester Forklifts are CFTS Accredited to carry out a Thorough Examination.

Are you Operating Safely?

 

When you operate a Forklift Truck, or any lifting equipment, you have legal duties and obligations surrounding lifting operations and equipment. This is covered in The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 and The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

Under current legislation, you are responsible for ensuring that any fork lift truck you use meets the legal safety requirement of a Thorough Examination. As you may be aware, Thorough Examination is, in many ways, the materials handling equivalent of your car’s MOT inspection – but is much more rigorous. It is a legal requirement that applies to every fork lift truck – including trucks that are just one year old. Importantly, as an owner or user, you are responsible.

Leicester Forklifts are fully independent, and qualified to conduct a Thorough Investigation.  You are therefore assured of an accurate and truthful report on the condition of your truck at the time of Examination.  We will also ensure that you are fully compliant with the Law.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998

The owner of the fork lift equipment has to ensure that all equipment and processes are properly Risk Assessed by a Competent Person.  The owner then has to ensure that appropriate action is taken to address the findings of the Assessment.  The Risk Assessment outlining how, when and where it will be used. This assessment will also help determine if the correct equipment is being purchased or if there are any limitations that have been specified by the manufacturers.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

These Regulations were introduced in order to control and minimise the risks posed by lifting equipment and related operations to employees and others including members of the public, contractors, other users of the premises, sites, etc. The Regulations replaced many other pieces of Health and Safety legislation, although the general requirement for businesses to risk assess the work still remains in place. These regulations require users of equipment to carry out risk assessment and provide work equipment that is suitable for its intended task and can be used without putting persons at risk.

What happens if I do not comply?

  •  You could risk of prosecution by the HSE.
  • You could invalidate your insurance.
  • Or much worse in the case of a serious accident arising from faulty equipment.

A Thorough Examinations is a statutory requirement and can only be carried out by a competent person. An important consideration is that person should not normally service or maintain the equipment being Examined. The aim of the Thorough Examination is to give a true and accurate description of any repairs, adjustments or replacements required on your forklift. It should also consider the timescales for the completion of the work or if necessary remove the equipment from service until it has been made safe.

Leicester Forklifts are CFTS Accredited

Leicester Forklifts are fully independent, and qualified to conduct a Thorough Investigation. You are therefore assured of an accurate and truthful report on the condition of your truck at the time of Examination. We will ensure that you are fully compliant with the Law.