What is a Thorough Examination? 

Thorough Examination for fork lift trucks is roughly equivalent to the MOT for cars – a mandatory check to ensure that the mechanical parts of your fork lift are in safe working order.

It is not the same as regular maintenance – so you need one whether or not you’ve just had the truck serviced.

Here is how the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines the Fork Lift Thorough Examination:

“Thorough examination of industrial lift trucks is required under health and safety law: LOLER 1998, which covers lifting equipment, and PUWER 1998, which deals with all other safety-related items, such as brakes, steering and tyres. Your regular inspections as part of a preventive maintenance scheme or scheduled service are not a thorough examination.”

A fork lift Thorough Examination is required by law, and must take place at regular intervals that depend on the type of truck you’re running… but it will certainly be at least once a year – often more.

Welfaux is accredited by the CFTS to carry out Through Examination inspections, if you need any information, require advice or want us to provide this service for your equipment then please get in touch with us.

Call Welfaux today on: 0118 978 3838

Check out our Forklift Safety Page for more information.