Category: Thorough Examination

Welfaux guide to buying a used forklift truck

At Welfaux, our customers often ask for guidance on buying a used forklift and other handling equipment. As prices for new forklift trucks drop, the incentive to buy a second hand unit (refurbished or not) is becoming increasingly difficult to justify in some circumstances. The reliability of a new truck, combined with very cheap finance deals often makes a used truck a non starter for many businesses.  However, there are times when a used unit could be justified, so we set out › Read More

The impact of forklift design and ergonomics – free poster

In any forklift truck, the part that has the biggest impact on safety, performance and running costs is also the most expensive. It’s the operator.

Over the life of your forklift truck, you’ll spend more on operators’ wages than anything else – and with good reason. If your operation is going to be safe, efficient and productive, the driver is your most important investment. The first thing any forklift truck should be is a good place to work – but too many › Read More

Is it time for your annual checkup?

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A thorough examination is not the same as regular maintenance – so you need one whether or not you’ve just had your forklift truck serviced.  Welfaux are your local CFTS accredited examiner and are qualified to carry out your regular examinations to schedule.

Here is how the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines 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 › Read More