Forklift LOLER Examination


Atlas Forklift

Forklift Loler examination

Managing the Safety of Your Equipment and Employees

Atlas Forklifts has come a long way since starting in 1983. Back then we only used to hire and sell forklift trucks but now we provide the complete support service for any business which needs to use one. As well as selling a broad range of new and used models we offer various leasing options and a comprehensive selection of attachments, spare parts and replacement tyres. We can also take care of maintenance and servicing, train your forklift drivers, and be on hand if a truck ever breaks down. In simple terms we provide everything your business needs to keep its forklift trucks up and running, and that includes our LOLER examination service.

A LOLER examination sits over and above the standard maintenance regime for any forklift truck, and is the equivalent of an MOT. Passing a LOLER test is a legal requirement for all forklift trucks, and is one which ensures that all components impacting on the safe operation of the forklift have been examined and passed as fit for purpose.

Our experts have been working with forklift trucks for many years and know everything there is to know about the details of the LOLER examination itself and exactly how often an examination is required. If you’re not sure when individual forklifts within your business need to be LOLER tested than contact us and we’ll talk you through the rules. In basic terms they are as follows:

  • Any forklift which works up to 40 hours per week and has no attachments beyond a sideshift – every 12 months.
  • Any forklift which is used to elevate persons, even if only infrequently – every 6 months.
  • Any attachment which is not permanently fitted to a forklift – every 6 months.
  • Any forklift which works for more than 80 hours per week – every 4 months.
  • Any forklift which works in a hazardous environment. This could include a marine environment, a corrosive chemical environment, during metal manufacturing or processing, during cement/aggregate processing or in the presence of abrasive particles or brine applications – every 4 months.
  • Any attachment which is permanently attached to a truck will be subject to LOLER examinations to the same schedule as the truck itself.

Our knowledge of forklift trucks is matched by our understanding of the industries in which they operate and the legal responsibilities placed on businesses which use them. Having established when a LOLER examination needs to take place we can visit your premises to carry it out, minimising disruption and ensuring your forklifts and ancillary equipment are safe to use and legally compliant.

If you want to know more about what Atlas Forklift could do for your business then call us today on +44(0)121 500 5009, email or fill in our online enquiry form here.