Carryduff Forklift Ltd was the first forklift company in Northern Ireland to introduce Thorough Examinations to improve the safety of Material Handling operations. The purpose of the examination is to evaluate the forklifts ability to perform every day tasks according to regulations set by the Forklift Truck Association (FLTA).
The FLTA works closely with insurance providers so that your Forklift complies with insurance liability requirements. Our Forklift engineers offer a practical industry experience alternative to that of an insurance provider assessor.
Fork Lift Thorough Examination
PUWER 98 (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998)
In general terms, the regulations require that equipment provided for use at work is:
Suitable for the intended use;
Safe for use, maintained in a safe condition and, in certain circumstances inspected to ensure this remains the case;
Used only by people who have received adequate information, instruction and training;
Accompanied by suitable safety measures, eg protective devices, markings and warnings.
LOLER 98 (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Legislation 1998) In general terms, the regulations require that equipment provided for use at work is:
- Strong and stable enough for the particular use and marked to indicate safe working loads;
- Positioned and installed to minimise any risks;
- Used safely, eg the work is planned, organised and performed by competent people; subject to on going thorough examination and where appropriate inspected by competent people.
- Just like an MOT for a car a Thorough Examination is not part of the service or maintenance process. It must be carried out and reported on separately from routine maintenance.
Carryduff Forklift can carry out Thorough Examinations in accordance with a scheme arranged and overseen by Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) we are also a member of the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA).