While you may not have been off site for that long it may have been sometime since you had your equipment tested.
It is worth noting 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.
“The operator of such equipment must ensure routine inspections are carried out every six months”
Our service is designed to make the process swift and simple while making sure your lifting equipment complies with LOLER.
What is an inspection?
Inspections 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 .
Who is responsible?
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 an inspection 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). So if you have equipment on long term hire you still need to ensure the equipment is safe.
How often do we need to have our equipment inspected?
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 as a minimum, or every 4 months in particularly arduous environments.
Let TAG ensure your equipment meets LOLER standards.
Our trained Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) Inspector will attend your site and carry out an inspection of your lifting equipment and leave you with a Report of Thorough Examination (RTE). This report will contain all of the required information relating to the attachment, including any action to take and a next inspection date (which we will remind you of a minimum of 1 month before), as required under Schedule 1 to LOLER 98. A quotation for any additional works will be forwarded to the user.
Can you fix the 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. If we can’t do the work on site however we will provide you with a full quote so you can weigh up the cost against a replacement.
What happens if we can’t fix the attachment on site?
Where possible our inspector will transport the attachment back to our premises for repair. Alternatively we will arrange for collection and return should you wish us to complete the recommended work.
How do I arrange an inspection?
Simple, call our sales department on 0330 1281 247 and we will be more than happy to arrange an appointment. If you want to send supporting images or details then please email them firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any other questions or concerns about equipment or if you need to replace anything then please do not hesitate to get in touch!