It’s vital for the everyday operations of your business that your equipment functions safely and to the best of its capability. Not only is it vital for production, but it’s also necessary to guarantee the health and safety of your employees. Regular maintenance can help keep your material handling equipment in tip top shape, but you also need certification that all parts of your equipment (for example, a forklift) are working correctly. That’s where a Thorough Examination comes in.
Thorough Examination is required under the LOLER 1998 health and safety law and covers all lifting equipment. Roughly equivalent to a MOT, Thorough Examination is required several times throughout the year (the more equipment is used, the more often a Thorough Examination should be carried out).
All of our engineers are CFTS accredited. This gives them the practical, theoretical knowledge and experience to detect defects and weaknesses in equipment, assess how they may affect the safety of the equipment in question and suggest how the equipment maybe fixed before use is resumed.
Checks include (but aren’t limited to);
- Overhead guard
- Seat restraints and mounts
Our engineers will carry out your Thorough Examination on your premises. Whilst doing so, they will complete a report and any defects will be noted on said report, as well as a timescale to remedy them. If there are no defects, your report acts as certification and your equipment is safe and ready for use.