Fork Lift Truck

Covering the South East

MJB is accredited to carry out Thorough Examination of Fork Lift Trucks and Lifting Equipment.
We are based in Heathfield and cover East Sussex and Kent.

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Fork Lift Truck and Lifting Equipment MOTs are required by law and are known as LOLER Thorough Examination

The Thorough Examination meets the requirements of two pieces of Health and Safety legislation, L0LER and PUWER. LOLER regulations concern the lifting mechanism of a truck 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.

A CFTS (Consolidated Fork Truck Services Ltd) Thorough Examination is your guarantee that your truck or equipment is examined carefully, the lifting mechanism and other key components such as brakes and steering are in a safe condition. CFTS is a national standard guaranteed to fulfil your obligations under both LOLER and PUWER. Only companies accredited to CFTS are allowed to apply the Kitemark on trucks they inspect. CFTS examiners are experienced, accredited and adhere to stringent standards and quality procedures.

What does LOLER stand for?
LOLER is an abbreviation of The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations. The LOLER regulations, under the Health and Safety at Work Act, covers the use of lifting equipment used in industry.

What does LOLER apply to?
The LOLER regulations apply to all lifting equipment used in the workplace. Whether the lifting equipment is used to lift loads or people it comes under the LOLER regulations and must undergo a Thorough Examination.

What is a Thorough Examination?
A Thorough Examination is like a car’s MOT for lifting equipment and machinery. It covers both the lifting and driving mechanisms of the equipment.

Who can do a Thorough Examination?
The Thorough Examination has to be carried out by an accredited examiner. The examiner has to be authorised and with a minimum of five years as a fork lift truck service engineer.

What does the Thorough Examination cover?
Use the link below to see our 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.

Who is responsible for the Thorough Examination?
In general, it is the responsibility of the employer of the truck operator to ensure the equipment they are using is safe. If the lifting equipment is leased, or rented on a long-term basis of 12 months or more, the responsibilities are the same as if it was owned outright.

Need Thorough Fork Lift Truck MOT in East Sussex or Kent?
We are accredited to carry out Thorough Examination of Fork Lift Trucks and Lifting Equipment.

MJB Machinery – Kent, Sussex and Surrey