​What is a LOLER/Thorough Examination?

The National Thorough Examination procedures combine the requirements of both Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

Who can perform LOLER/Thorough Examination?

A Thorough Examination can only be carried out by a competent person(s) who has passed the course run by the two main trade associations, the Forklift Truck Association (FLTA) and The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA).

Advantages of Thorough Examination:

  • Safe working environment
  • Peace of mind that you are following the correct legislation
  • Reduction of accidents/fatalities in the work place.

Disadvantages of NOT carrying it out:

  • Legal problems
  • Damaged products/trucks
  • Heavy fines
  • Not complying to HSE requirements.