Forklift & Equipment Safety Thorough Examination


If you own or operate a Fork Lift Truck it is your legal obligation to ensure it has a valid Report of Thorough Examination. Failing to comply with this Health & Safety Legislation could lead to prosecution, invalidation of your insurance or, worst of all, a serious accident due to faulty equipment.

A Thorough Examination is distinctly separate from a truck’s regular maintenance programme, it is an examination embedded in legislation. It is similar in many ways to a car’s MOT test, but unlike the MOT it applies to trucks as little as one year old.

It is required under two governing bodies of Health & Safety Legislation:

LOLER98 (Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulation 1998) - which covers lifting components.

PUWER98 (Provision of Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) - which deals with all other safety-related items, such as brakes, steering & tyres.

Robinson Fork Trucks are in a position to arrange and manage all your Thorough Examination requirements. We can offer one-off Thorough Examinations or a management programme that will ensure Thorough Examinations are carried out at the required intervals. We will arrange and contact you when each Thorough Examination becomes due, taking away the need to worry.

Our Thorough Examinations are only carried out by competent engineers who are fully trained to meet the demand of the regulations & have years of experience as fully trained fork lift truck engineers.

To arrange a Thorough Examination, or if you just want some information and advice, simply contact us on 016973 42328