No room for guesswork
07 October 2016
Recent legislative changes, with more emphasis on punishment, mean that ensuring your equipment complies with the law is more important than ever before, according to Consolidated Fork Lift Truck Services (CFTS), the body behind the national standard for the Thorough Examination of fork lift trucks and related transport.
With managers and directors overseeing operations at risk of violating the law and in danger of life threatening accidents, CFTS is continuously looking for ways to ensure that the wear, efficiency and performance of lift trucks are measured and recorded precisely to protect British companies.
CFTS chairman Mike Mathias explained: “CFTS Thorough Examinations require competent inspectors to perform accurate physical examinations on key components. With CFTS, there is no room for guesswork.”
Set up as a joint initiative between the Fork Lift Truck Association and the British Industrial Truck Association, CFTS is responsible for the comprehensive procedure and strict code of practice for the Thorough Examination of fork lift trucks. It is followed by the scheme’s national network of more than 450 accredited Thorough Examination providers.
“CFTS Thorough Examinations also ensure the truck meets the rigorous demands of LOLER 98, which covers lifting components, such as the forks and chains, as well as PUWER 98, which governs other critical safety items such as brakes, steering and tyres.