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Thorough Examinations

The majority of our workshop Thorough Examinations are carried out Independently by Statutory Inspections Ltd or by Kridan Handling Accredited Engineers for all our used machines. In the case of Thorough Examinations carried out on customer sites, they are either carried out by Statutory Inspections Ltd or by our own CFTS accredited engineers.

A Thorough Examination for a forklift truck is equivalent to an MOT on a car. It is a legal requirement under law and must be carried out at least every 12 months. Depending on the application, the intensity of use and the nature of any attachments, the regulations may require this interval to be reduced to 6 or even 4 months.. A Thorough Examination is defined by the Health & Safety Executive as below:

“Thorough Examination of Industrial Lift Trucks is required under health and safety law: LOLER 1998, which covers lifting equipment, and PUWER 1998, which deals with all other safety-related items, such as brakes, steering and tyres. Your regular inspections as part of a preventative maintenance scheme or scheduled service are not a Thorough Examination.”

We are members of Consolidated Fork Truck Services which govern the standards of forklift Thorough Examinations, and they lay down strict guidelines for the components which must be checked and serviceable in order for a machine to be deemed safe. You can see all the components which form part of a Thorough Examination by clicking on the link below:


Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) such as Cherry Pickers, Scissor Lifts and Work Assist Vehicles (WAV) require Thorough Examination at least every 6 months under LOLER 1998 regulations.

Our competent engineers can inspect your MEWP regardless of make and model, the inspection will take a minimum of 30 minutes and could be up to 2 hours depending on your equipment’s size and complexity. Our engineer will compile their report and findings (if any) and submit to the office, the engineer will affix a sticker with the next due date and a unique barcode identifier. Within 24 hours we will issue you a Report of Thorough Examination via email and upload it to your secure online portal.

Our engineers all have IPAF Powered Access Licences (PAL) so they can drive and operate the equipment during inspection through all its abilities as prescribed in LOLER. We do not rely on your staff to assist with the inspection but may be required on rare occasions. Regular Thorough Examination of your MEWP not only keeps you legally compliant but can identify components and/or assemblies that may affect the safety or become an issue in the future. Our detailed Report of Thorough examination will identify those areas needing to be addressed or monitored keeping your equipment and staff safe without affecting your operations.

Choosing Statutory Inspections for your MEWP Thorough Examinations:

  1. Fully trained and experienced engineers.
  2. High-quality service. We don’t subcontract our inspections, ensuring continuous high-quality service.
  3. Visual identification to show equipment is safe and when the next inspection is due.
  4. Access to your reports and certificates whenever you need them, never worry about losing a certificate again!