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Toyota technician carrying out a Thorough examination

The benefits of being thorough

We are committed to improving safety wherever possible. This is why we provide CFTS accredited Thorough Examination inspections as part of our service offering.
LOLER thorough examination inspection

We know how important these inspections are, so we’ve decided to answer a few frequently asked questions about Thorough Examinations:


What is a Thorough Examination?

Essentially, having a Thorough Examination inspection on your forklift truck is similar to having an MOT inspection on your car but it’s much more vigorous than that.


What equipment needs a Thorough Examination?

It is a legal requirement that you have regular Thorough Examinations on all trucks with forks, this includes counterbalance, warehouse, telehandling and rough terrain equipment and applies to all trucks which you own, lease or hire.


What is involved in a Thorough Examination?

Most standard thorough inspections conform to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER 98). Here’s what’s included in a LOLER inspection:

PUWER thorough examination inspection

Our Thorough Examinations are accredited by the CFTS (Consolidated Fork Truck Services) and ensure that your truck also conforms to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). Here’s what’s included in a PUWER inspection:

Which means you’re getting all of this:


When do Thorough Examinations need to be undertaken?

That can depend on many factors including how often your equipment is being used and what you use it for, but they can be required as frequently as every six months.

If you need any more information on Thorough Examinations, or to book a Thorough Examination click here or call 0370 850 1402 to speak to our service team today.

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