Forklift thorough examination testing service


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The materials handling industry has to comply with several industry regulations, which includes the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).

Under LOLER, lifting equipment and accessories, such as forklift attachments, must be inspected to make sure they’re fit for purpose and the operator of such equipment must ensure routine inspections are carried out every six months.

Our thorough examination inspection service is designed to make the process swift and simple while making sure your lifting equipment complies with LOLER.

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What you need to know

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What is a Thorough Examination?

Thorough Examinations are a visible inspection of Forklift Truck Attachments to check that they are safe to use and do not present an existing or imminent danger to people. Think of it like a car’s MOT certificate.


Who is responsible?

You, the user of the equipment, and not necessarily the owner of the equipment. Whether you have purchased the attachment or have the attachment on hire, you must ensure that you have a valid Report of Thorough Examination.


Do I have to have a Thorough Examination carried out?

Yes, Thorough Examinations are required by law and fall under the HSE Regulations of LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) and PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998).


How often does the examination need carrying out?

If the attachment is in regular service and/or exposed to conditions causing deterioration that is likely to result in dangerous situations, then every 6 months, or even, every 4 months in arduous environments.


Make sure your equipment meets LOLER standards

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Can Invicta Help?

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Definitely, with our trained Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) Inspector. With this purposely dedicated service, we will attend your site and carry out an inspection of your lifting equipment and leave you with a Report of Thorough Examination. This report will contain all of the required information relating to the attachment, including any action to take and a next inspection date, as required under Schedule 1 to LOLER 98. A quotation for any additional works will be forwarded to the user.


Can you fix your attachment on site?

We have a fully fitted out van with parts for our own manufactured attachments, along with parts for ‘other’ manufactured attachments, so in most instances, yes.


What happens if it cannot be fixed on site?

Where possible our inspector will transport the attachment back to our premises for repair. Alternatively we will arrange for collection and return.


How do I go about getting this service?

Easy, pick up the phone and speak to our sales department on 0113 277 1222 who will be more than happy to assist. If you want to send supporting images or documentation, please email them to


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