Having a Thorough Examination of your forklifts is an essential part of managing your forklift fleet. If you are an operator of a forklift truck it is your legal obligation to make sure that it has an up-to-date Thorough Examination report. As these machines are dangerous to use when they are not properly looked after, a report such as this ensures that you are taking the correct steps and ensuring it is in a safe condition to use.
What is a thorough examination?
A Thorough Examination works in the same way a car MOT does. This report has a set of key criteria that needs to be fulfilled when the forklift is being assessed to determine how safe the forklift is to operate.
What does it consist of?
A full examination will look at a whole range of elements on your forklift including but not limited to:
- Load backrest
- Tilt mechanism
- Hydraulic systems
- Rating plate
- Steering and forklift controls
- Wheels and tyres
- Safety Equipment
…and a whole lot more.
Why is it important?
Not only is it a legal requirement that your forklifts have a thorough examination report completed, it provides peace of mind for both the operators and others who are working on or around the machines.
Failing to comply with the Thorough Examination obligations means you could be responsible for an accident through use of unsafe equipment. You could be prosecuted, and your insurance could be invalidated. Remember, it is the user of the truck who is held responsible, not the hire company.
Solution MHE is an accredited Thorough Examination Company, we don’t just sell forklifts. This company has evolved around success in the servicing field. We handle any and all repair work and have a 24-hour breakdown service. Our team of six engineers trained and accredited for the Thorough Examination, who are mobile and can work at your site, saving you time and money.
Using Solution MHE means that you have peace of mind and will manage your time and budget more easily. Take advantage of an efficient and fast service from forklift experts, and because they are members of the Forklift Truck Association, you can be confident you will receive a professional and honest job.