Thorough Examination

Thorough Examination

A Thorough Examination is required by law and must take place at regular intervals depending on your type of truck.

TAG Forklift Truck Services are a CFTS-accredited company. We can make sure your forklift truck is safe and legal. Need an examination? Enquire now

You can rest assured that any Report of Thorough Examination bearing the official CFTS mark has been carried out by an experienced, accredited examiner in accordance with stringent standards and quality procedures

A Thorough Examination is the forklift equivalent to an MOT. It is a detailed inspection of all the safety parts of a forklift truck being checked under PUWER 98 and in accordance with LOLER 98. To find out more you can download the HSE Thorough Examination of Lifting Equipment – A simply Employers Guide here.

Once your truck is over a year old it will require a Thorough Examination at least once a year. We can advise you on how frequently you will require the examination. How often does your forklift need examining? 


CFTs Forklift Thorough Examination Video Transcript

Whats covered under the Thorough Examination:


  • Brakes
  • Chassis
  • Seat Mountings
  • Seat Restraint
  • Overhead Guard or Cab
  • Steering
  • Safety Equipment
  • Traction System 
  • Wheels & Tyres
  • Counterweight


  • Mast 
  • Chains 
  • Tilt
  • Load Backrest
  • Carraige
  • Attachments/Sideshift
  • Forks

Forklift Hire

Prompt, Efficient Forklift Delivery

Whether it’s hire for a day, week, month or a year plus TAG Forklift Truck Services has a fleet of hire forklift trucks checked and ready with dedicated transport ready to deliver same day.

With a hire fleet of all kinds of Forklift Trucks and Materials Handling equipment you can depend on us to provide a reliable and efficient service. New or Used, 1 – 50+ Forklifts TAG Forklift Trucks will provide the right solution with exceptional service to support.


Forklift Servicing & Maintenance

We provide first class aftercare and support.

We offer a range of service options to keep your fork truck in action. From regular maintenance & repairs through to a full service contract we can offer flexible option to meet your needs. Our program of preventative  maintenance ensures equipment lasts longer, performs better and is less likely to suffer unexpected downtime.

Forklift Servicing

Access Platform Hire

Access Platform Hire and scissor lift hire

Cherry picker / MEWP / scissor lift; long & short term hire. We have a fleet checked and ready for delivery on our own dedicated transporters.

  • Articulated Boom / Masted Lift / Scissor Lift
  • Indoor & outdoor use
  • Flexible hire contracts

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Forklift Sales

Folklift Sales

At TAG Forklift Trucks we provide New, Used and Reconditioned options when it comes to your next forklift purchase.

Supplying many of the leading brands including Linde we have the equipment to suit your application.


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