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Stay compliant with forklift LOLER inspections and checks for forklift attachments

Stay compliant with LOLER inspections and safety checks for forklift attachments

Safety is crucial in the materials handling industry, and an important part of that is complying with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). Lifting equipment and accessories, such as forklift attachments, must undergo a forklift LOLER inspection every 6 months. But what exactly is a forklift LOLER inspection, and why are checks for forklift attachments so important? Let’s take a look.

What is a forklift LOLER inspection?

LOLER checks for forklift attachments make sure your equipment is fit for purpose. The operator of the equipment is responsible for making sure routine inspections take place every six months. A forklift LOLER inspection isn’t just a legal requirement – it’s a key step in ensuring both the safety of your employees and the efficiency of your operations. These inspections help identify potential issues before they become serious problems, preventing costly downtime and preventing injury.

The forklift LOLER inspection process

At Invicta, we understand the importance of forklift LOLER inspections. That’s why we’ve developed a comprehensive inspection service to make the process as thorough and simple as possible. Our thorough examination inspection service is very straightforward – you simply get an inspection and receive a report with the results. Here’s what you can expect

  1. On-site inspection: Our trained Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) inspector will visit your site to conduct the forklift LOLER inspection.
  2. Thorough Examination: During the LOLER inspection, our inspector will perform checks for your forklift attachments. They will examine:- The operation of the equipment
    – Its fitness for purpose
    – Signs of wear and tear
    – Potential faults
    – Overall safety
  3. Detailed report: Following the forklift LOLER inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report that outlines the condition of your forklift attachments. This will highlight any necessary actions you need to take and provide the date for your next forklift attachment safety checks, as required by LOLER.

Repair work following checks for forklift attachments

We know that time is money, and minimising downtime is important for your operations. Most of the time, repairs can be carried out there and then following a forklift LOLER inspection. Our CFTS Inspector has the equipment to carry out regular maintenance and fix issues, helping get your forklift attachments back in top working condition.

If, following a LOLER inspection, the forks or forklift attachment needs replacing, we will send out a new one as soon as possible. We have a comprehensive inventory of forklift attachments at our site, ensuring we’re able to provide replacements as soon as possible and ensure minimum disruptions to your operations.

Beyond the forklift LOLER inspection

Forklift LOLER inspections should always be carried out every 6 months. But it makes good sense to stay on top of the condition of your forklift attachments between these inspections to prevent damage and accidents. We recommend that operators perform daily checks for forklift attachments before using them. These should include:

  • Ensuring the attachment is fixed securely
  • Checking for any obstructions in the mechanism
  • Ensuring hinges are all operating correctly
  • Removing any debris from the attachment that could cause issues
  • Confirming that the attachment is being used for its intended purpose

Expert forklift LOLER inspection and checks for forklift attachments

We pride ourselves on our expertise in forklift LOLER inspections, checks for forklift attachments, and our commitment to customer safety. Our team of CFTS inspectors are not only highly trained in conducting thorough examinations, but are also equipped to perform on-the-spot repairs when possible.

Here’s more about why to choose Invicta for your next forklift LOLER inspection:

  1. Expertise: With decades of experience in the materials handling industry, our team understand forklifts and attachments inside out.
  2. Convenience: We come to you, making the forklift LOLER inspection process as hassle-free as possible.
  3. Comprehensive service: From inspection to repairs, we offer a one-stop solution for all your forklift attachment needs.
  4. Compliance assurance: Our detailed reports provide evidence of your compliance with LOLER regulations.
  5. Customer-focused: Our team is committed to providing the very best service and ensuring the safety of our customers at all times.


Staying compliant with LOLER regulations and ensuring the safety of your operations and employees doesn’t have to be a headache. With our forklift LOLER inspection services, you get peace of mind knowing your equipment is safe, compliant and operating at its best.

Ready to schedule your forklift LOLER inspection? Don’t delay – book in your Thorough Examination today and make sure you’re staying safe and efficient.

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