05 Jun

FLT Thorough Inspection LOLER Examinations

How often should your lifting equipment be inspected under LOLER?

Employers are often lead to believe that if there forklift truck has been serviced this covers them under LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations). In fact this is not the case.

Yes, having your forklift services and regularly maintained will help when it comes to LOLER inspections. however, what employers need to realise is that they are different.

Thorough Inspection of lifting equipment should take place annually if the equipment is lifting stock and biannually (every 6 months) when lifting people.

Here at InLine Training we are happy to help with Thorough Inspections and can advise on how regularly these should take place for your equipment.

A set of guidelines for employers is available for you to download here 

For more information, please send your enquiry to info@inlinetraining.co.uk

04 Jun

Forklift Focus-Pre Use Checks

Don’t forget to checkout our range of forklift training courses.

Here at InLine Training we believe that ALL operators of forklift trucks have a duty of care to ensure that their equipment is checked at the start of each shift. Conducting a thorough Pre Shift Check can help reduce the number of forklift truck related incidents occurring as a result of mechanical failure.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that as much as 18% of forklift incidents happen as a result of mechanical breakdown / Failure through lack of proper equipment maintenance. These incidents may have been avoided had a proper pre use check systems been in place.

Our instructors often arrive onsite to see that the employer has no Pre Use Check system in place. This is where we come in. Here at InLine Training ALL of our forklift truck courses cover the importance of Pre Shift Checks. We work with our clients to educate not just operators of forklift trucks but also managers and supervisors providing knowledge of what should be checked and why.

For more information about Pre Use Check Systems and Training please contact training@inlinetraining.co.uk