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Lifting away the confusion Video simplifies Thorough Examination for Forklift Trucks

Are you and your trucks complying with the law? If you’re not 100% certain, a video from Consolidated Fork Truck Services could help.

CFTS has added a short explanatory film clip to its website, www.thoroughexamination.org.uk, to provide fork truck users with the information they need about Through Examinations – a legal requirement for any truck aged 12 months or older.

"With more and more managers taking on additional roles, keeping up with legislation for fork lift trucks and the increasing paper trail it creates, is challenging to say the least," says CFTS Chairman John Chappell.

"Because of this, many truck users are confused about the best way of meeting the statutory requirement for Thorough Examinations. However, it needn’t be like that. That’s why we have produced the video for companies unclear about Thorough Examinations, or determined to get best value for money."

"Like the CFTS Thorough Examination itself, the short video has been designed to be easy-to-follow, clear and concise.

"Thorough Examinations are about much more than complying with the law. The video highlights the wider benefits of choosing a company accredited to the CFTS Thorough Examination scheme, such as comprehensive inspection leading to enhanced safety and greater productivity."

Peace of mind can be assured by obtaining Thorough Examinations through companies accredited to CFTS.

CFTS is a collaboration between the materials handling world’s two major trade associations – the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) and the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) – to develop and administer the industry’s national accreditation scheme for Thorough Examination.

Developed in conjunction with the HSE, CFTS Thorough Examinations have been specifically designed to address the special needs of fork lift trucks.

To find your nearest CFTS accredited company or to learn more about the CFTS Thorough Examination scheme, contact: CFTS Ltd, 5-7 High Street, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9NQ. Tel: 01344 623800. Fax: 01344 291197. Email mail@thoroughexamination.org. Or visit the CFTS website www.thoroughexamination.org.

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