Call us today to discuss your Thorough Examination requirements and we will provide a quote ensuring you are compliant. This is not maintenance (see maintenance) it is legislation for you and your workers safety.
Thorough Examination Price – this depends on a few factors; type of truck or type of lifting equipment; time associated with said type; and location of truck. It’s what we do. Call us to have a chat and see what we would charge.
A Thorough Examination is like the requirement of a MOT for your car. You are required to have one to be compliant. The Thorough Examination is a mandatory check required, and is a legal requirement for all lifting equipment and forklift trucks.
This is required under Health and Safety, and you have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, of which particularly relates to the following 2 Health and Safety regulations; LOLER 98 and PUWER 98. LOLER 1998 which stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 which cover the “lifting” elements. The other legislation is PUWER 1998 which stands for Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 which directly relates to the safety of the components for example the brakes or the tyres.
Allways Forktruck Services are fully CFTS (Consolidated Fork Truck Services) accredited to carry out Thorough Examinations in accordance with clear guidelines, adhering to above legislation.
We can assist with your requirement of having a Thorough Examination for your forklift truck or lifting equipment AT LEAST ONCE EVERY YEAR. However, depending on the environment your forklift truck is used in and/or the type of truck you have along with its use you may well need a more frequent Thorough Examination as stated in LOLER 98 Regulations.
So, who is ultimately responsible for having this Thorough Examination in place and undertaken? Well in the majority of cases it is simply the responsibility of the employer of the operator using the forklift truck, as they have the obligation under the Health and Safety at work Act for them to “ensure as far as reasonably practical the healthy, safety and welfare at work of all employees”
Here are 3 scenarios to clarify who has the responsibility for having/arranging a Thorough Examination
|Company have brought NEW/USED truck from us and now “OWN” the truck||Company has HIRED or LEASED a Forklift Truck from Allways Forktrucks Services “LONG TERM” (Long Term being classed as 12 Month or longer)||Company has HIRED or LEASED a Forklift Truck from Allways Forktrucks Services “SHORT TERM” (Short Term being classed as 1 day up to 12 Months)|
|COMPANY/EMPLOYER ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRANGING AS IS THEIR DUTY UNDER HEALTH AND SAFTEY||COMPANY/EMPLOYER ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRANGING AS IS THEIR DUTY UNDER HEALTH AND SAFTEY||ALLWAYS FORKTRUCKS SERVICES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRANGING AS WE ARE THE OWNER|