Forklift Inspection & Testing in London

At AV Statutory Inspections, we specialise in professional forklift inspection services in London, tailored for businesses of all sizes across the capital and surrounding areas. Our fully-compliant service is designed to align with all relevant UK regulations, including LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) 1998, PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) 1998, and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. We take pride in delivering thorough inspections that leave no stone unturned when it comes to ensuring the safety and legal compliance of your forklift fleet.

Our team of certified forklift inspectors is ready to assist you every step of the way. Whether you need more information, want to discuss your specific requirements, or are ready to request a quote, we’re here to help. You can reach us directly at 07875 424566 or through our contact page. Let us partner with you to ensure the smooth operation and regulatory compliance of your forklift fleet in London.

Forklift Inspection in London

Professional Forklift Inspections

What are forklift inspections?

Regulations refer to this aspect as ‘Thorough Examinations’ in which forklift inspections are mandatory for any business owning and operating forklifts. These annual inspections ensure the safety and proper functioning of each forklift to maintain safe operation and functionally.

How often are forklift inspections required?

As per LOLER 1998 and PUWER 1998 regulations, forklifts require a ‘thorough examination’ annually – possibly every six months depending on the equipment type. We can provide guidance on inspection frequency based on your specific needs, but as standard each forklift will require an inspection every year to ensure full legal compliance.

Why should I choose AV Statutory Inspections?

Here at AV statutory Inspections, we are dedicated to ensuring compliance with LOLER and PUWER regulations, employing experienced inspectors who meet the competency requirements outlined in the legal regulations. This ensures you can rest assured that your forklifts are always working correctly in accordance with UK regulations.

What is included in a forklift examination?

Our thorough examinations cover a wide range of tests and inspections (similar to a car MOT). These include checks on operational equipment, safety devices, fluid levels, structural integrity, tire conditions, and more. Feel free to contact us for a detailed list of inspection criteria if you’re interested and we will be happy to explain everything in more detail.

  • Assessment of operational equipment functionality, such as brakes and steering.
  • Testing of safety devices, including seat belts and horns, to ensure proper function.
  • Inspection of fluid levels, including hydraulic fluid, oil, and water.
  • Examination for any visible defects, cracks, or leaks.
  • Evaluation of mast chain integrity, including tension, level, and signs of wear.
  • Assessment of tire condition, including pressure and potential punctures.
  • Inspection of fork condition, focusing on the top clip and heel.
  • Verification of the functioning load backrest extension.
  • Examination of the forklift model and safety plates for compliance.
  • Confirmation of the presence and readability of the log book and operator manual.

Forklift Examination Service

Our forklift examination service guarantees regulatory compliance for LOLER and PUWER. Feel free to get in touch for further information or request a quote. Once confirmed, we’ll schedule your inspection at a convenient time for you and follow our 3-step process as outlined below.

Contact Us

Firstly, feel free to contact us using any of the methods listed on the website and we’ll book in your inspection at a time that suits you.


Our inspectors will conduct a comprehensive examination of all your forklift trucks on the scheduled date, ensuring adherence to legal regulations.


Upon completion of the inspection, we’ll provide you with a certificate detailing the work carried out, essential for your regulatory records.

Our Inspection Services

LOLER Inspection & Testing


Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations

PUWER Inspection & Testing


Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations

PSSR Inspection & Testing


Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000


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