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 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? 


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

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