We carry servicing and repairs on all makes of Forklifts and Telehandlers at our modern and well equipped workshop, and we believe that the level of service and experience that we offer is hard to beat.
Fast, efficient service – when you need it!
Our fleet of vehicles manned by experienced engineers means that we can also respond quickly and efficiently to your requests to investigate faults or carry out repairs at your premises, minimizing any inconvenience to you. If it is not possible to carry out a repair at your premises, we can transport the vehicle or equipment back to our workshop, then return it to you when the work is complete.
Tyre Sales and Fitting
We have a large stock of both pneumatic and solid tyres, new and used, ready to fit, at competetive prices.
Our industrial tyre service means that tyres can be fitted at our workshop, or alternatively, our mobile tyre press enables us to fit tyres at your premises, reducing down time. We can also provide wheels and tyres ready to fit to your forklift.
We stock, and fit:
The Thorough Examination for forklift trucks is roughly equivalent to the MOT for cars. A mandatory check to ensure that the mechanical parts of your forklift are in safe working order. Under UK law, every forklift truck must have a valid Thorough Examination certificate. CFTS sets the national standard for this vital, regular inspection.
The Thorough Examination is not the same as regular maintenance, so you need one even if your truck has been serviced. Thorough Examination must take place at regular intervals depending on the type of truck you are operating, but it will certainly be at least once a year, often more frequently.
Beware: not every Examination is truly Thorough.
CFTS is the only standard guaranteed to fulfil your obligations under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (known as LOLER 98) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (known as PUWER 98).
Some so-called “Thorough” Examinations only cover a fork truck’s lifting mechanism, doing the minimum to meet LOLER 98; but you also have a duty under PUWER 98 to ensure equipment is safe to use – and that requires a much more detailed test. Only CFTS Thorough Examination is certain to cover both parts.
RJ Hall Forklift Trucks are a CFTS accredited Thorough Examiner, and can carry out Thorough Examinations for you. We will also keep a schedule of when the Thorough Examinations are due for your vehicles and notify you in good time for the next examination.
Thorough Examination facts
The following information applies to all users of lifting equipment such as forklift trucks.
A Thorough Examination is a statutory requirement for lifting equipment under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER 98), Regulation 9. It has the same purpose as an MOT inspection by providing a report, which identifies that the lifting equipment is safe to use, and/or advice that needs to be followed to avoid risks in use. It is just as important as an MOT – probably more so!
There is a legal requirement for a Thorough Examination to be carried out on forklift trucks at least once a year, and often more frequently depending on conditions of use.
What does a Thorough Examination involve?
A Thorough Examination is the inspection of lifting equipment, as required by LOLER 98, and other safety related components or equipment, as required by PUWER 98. A Competent Person is required to examine these items, check them for serviceability and report accordingly. It is not a full maintenance inspection of the truck. A Thorough Examination is substantially different from a maintenance inspection and the Competent Person has different duties to fulfill under the law.
Who is responsible for making sure that a forklift truck has a current Report of Thorough Examination?
In simple terms it is the employer of the operator who has this responsibility. Under Health and Safety legislation the employer has a duty of care – “it shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, as far as is reasonably practical, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his/her employees” The employer must ensure that the fork lift trucks that his/her operators use are safe. This is achieved through the implementation of a programme of Thorough Examinations. (It should be remembered that Thorough Examinations run alongside necessary maintenance procedures and checks, not in place of them.)
Where the employer is the owner of the forklift truck this duty is clear. The employer must make arrangements for every forklift to be Thoroughly Examined on a regular basis, at least once per year. (The actual frequency will be determined by the Competent Person.) If the employer is not the owner of the truck but leases the truck, or rents it on a long-term basis, usually 12 months or more, the responsibility is the same as though the trucks were owned by the employer.