…getting fully to grips with Thorough Examination will make your visit worthwhile.
For those responsible for forklift operations, visiting stand 6F212 at this year’s IMHX should be a priority!
On it, CFTS – the accrediting body for UK’s largest and fastest-growing network of Thorough Examination specialists – is offering visitors the opportunity to discover what constitutes a truly thorough examination… and what doesn’t.
As CFTS Chairman Geoff Martin points out “Not all Thorough Examinations are the same. Simply carrying out a LOLER inspection does not comply fully with HSE guidelines. They require that those responsible for overseeing forklift operations must embrace the requirements of both LOLER 98 and PUWER 98.”
Another important differentiator between a CFTS Thorough Examination and most others is what happens after the inspection in the case of a non-compliance. The involvement of most inspectors ends with identifying a problem… leaving the owner to side-line the truck until someone can fix it.
In contrast, because CFTS-accredited companies employ fully trained forklift engineers at the conclusion of the examination they can actually remedy any faults.
“It’s exactly what you’d expect when you take your car in for its MOT” says Geoff Martin but it’s by no means standard practice. In our view it is essential that the customer stays safe and on the right side of the law… but also remains operational.”
Visitors to stand 6F212 can also identify their nearest CFTS-accredited provider on the CFTS mega-map (which shows all 400+ companies and their locations) or, if a visit to IMHX is out of the question, they can be found at www.thoroughexamination.org.
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