MJB is certified to carry out the national forklift truck Thorough Examination procedure in Kent and East Sussex. The examination meets the requirements of two pieces of Health and Safety legislation: L0LER 98 (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) and PUWER 98 (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998). LOLER regulations concern the lifting mechanism of a truck only and PUWER covers others parts of a truck such as safety equipment, steering, brakes etc. and both must be examined as part of a Thorough Examination.
Faulty equipment can be the cause of serious accidents. If you operate a fork lift truck, you have a legal obligation to ensure that it holds a valid Report of Thorough Examination. This applies whether you own, lease or hire the truck. The examination is like a vehicle MOT, but much more rigorous. It is a legal requirement for every fork lift truck, including those that are just one year old.
Not having a valid report on your forklift trucks could lead to prosecution and invalidation of your insurance.
MJB is an accredited company of the Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) Ltd. The examination was developed cooperatively by the two leading bodies in the fork lift truck industry: the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) under the banner of CFTS. More details on the examination can be found on this website: www.thoroughexamination.org.
The following is a guide to what a Thorough Examination of a counterbalance fork lift truck includes. Other types of lifting equipment may vary in what the test covers.
After the examination, your firm will receive a certificate of compliance and each forklift truck will show its Thorough Examination status. Only companies officially accredited to CFTS are allowed issue the CFTS kitemark stickers to be displayed on trucks that have passed the Thorough Examination.
All fork lift trucks require a Thorough Examination at least once a year. However, depending on the type of truck and the environment in which it is used the frequency could be greater. Please call us if you are unsure when your truck requires aThorough Examination.