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CFTS experts on hand at IMHX

Sep 04, 2016
Free advice on how Thorough Examinations must comply with UK health and safety law will be provided by CFTS at IMHX.

Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) will be providing free advice to fork truck operators about Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) at the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) in September.   

The regular Thorough Examination of fork lift trucks is a legal necessity for all companies operating industrial vehicles, yet, according to CFTS, not all truck inspections guarantee your truck is complying with the law. CFTS Technical Managers Shaun Prendergast and Matthew Kennedy will be on hand throughout the show offering advice.  

“Fork lift trucks must comply with regulations set out in LOLER 98 and PUWER 98 statutes,” said Shaun Prendergast. “While LOLER covers the truck’s lifting components, PUWER covers vital elements of the truck, including brakes, steering and much, much more. While Thorough Examinations traditionally check masts and chains under LOLER, not all meet the stringent PUWER criteria. Neglecting to check these critical components can be dangerous business for your staff … and your business.  As well as increasing your accident risk, you could be in danger of serious legal ramifications.  So, if you’re at all unsure of your compliance, pop along to the CFTS stand so we can look at your current provisions.”   

The CFTS stand will also welcome the more than 450 companies currently accredited to its Thorough Examination Scheme. “In recent months, we’ve significantly enhanced the scheme,” said CFTS Chairman Mike Mathias. “It’s more robust than ever before and, for the companies we work with, it’s easier to administrate than ever before. So come along to find out about our latest developments.”   

IMHX is on 13-16 September at the National Exhibition centre (NEC) in Birmingham.  CFTS will be on stand 11M35. 



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