Thorough Examinations (LOLER 98 and PUWER 98)
By law, lifting equipment must be Thoroughly Examined at appropriate intervals (at least annually) to make sure it is safe to use – this includes lifting gear on forklift trucks. The Thorough Examination should always be carried out by a ‘competent’ person. At PLP Lift Trucks Ltd, all of our engineers are competent and we carry out Thorough Examinations on a daily basis for our customers.
You are responsible! Whether you own your forklift or simply hire it, the law demands you hold a current Report of Thorough Examination. You are responsible. You face the consequences of failing to comply, including the risk of prosecution, hefty fines and invalidated insurance cover.
A Thorough Examination is no place to cut corners. Which is why the two main bodies in the forklift truck industry – working with the HSE – have developed the definitive national scheme, administered via CFTS. With a CFTS Thorough Examination, you receive clear and comprehensive documentation, underpinned by uniformly high quality standards that comply fully with both LOLER 98 and PUWER 98 legislations.