David Ellison the Chief Executive Fork Lift Truck Association makes some very valid points in his article about the risks of cutting back on servicing and maintenance of all types of lifting equipment.
His article raises a question about Thorough Examinations asking –
“Nobody ever checks the date of the Thorough Examination – do they?”
“Suppose one of your fork lift trucks hits a stanchion. The enforcing officer will ask to see Reports of Thorough Examination for the truck involved – as well as all of your other trucks.”
Read the full article here – Don’t cut corners with Thorough Examinations and Plannned Maintenance
The consequences of cutting corners with the regular maintenance of your lifting equipment can be very serious indeed.
Health and Safety in the workplace should never be put at risk, the law is quite clear and it is the responsibility of the business owner to ensure his staff are never put at risk by operating poorly maintained equipment.
At Nationwide Handling we work with you to ensure Health and Safety does not become an issue for your lifting equipment, we can help with
planned maintenance contracts to suit your individual requirements
loan equipment in case of breakdown
spare parts for most makes of lifting equipment