Forklift Inspections

We offer a professional forklift inspection service for any sized business that owns and operates forklift trucks, ensuring legal compliance with LOLER 1998 and PUWER 1998 regulations.

We provide a fully-comprehensive service which abides by all UK legal regulations including LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) 1998, PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) 1998 and also the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. If you would like further information or would like to get a quote for one of our forklift inspectors then please contact us directly on 07875 424566 or use any of the methods listed on our contact page.

Forklift Inspection Service

Professional Forklift Inspections

What are forklift inspections?

Officially referred to as a ‘Thorough Examination’, forklift inspections are a legal requirement for any business that owns and operates forklifts. The inspection is required by law to be undertaken once per year and simply ensures that each forklift is in a safe working order.

How often do I need a forklift inspection?

In accordance with both LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) 1998 and PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) 1998, forklifts must have a ‘thorough examination’ once per year, and possibly every 6 months depending on the exact type of equipment, but we can help advise if you have any queries.

Why should I use AV Statutory Inspections?

As explained within the legal regulations for both LOLER and PUWER, the inspections must be undertaken ‘using people who are sufficiently competent’. We provide a fully comprehensive service with over 20 years experience and therefore will ensure your organisation is complete coherence with the legal regulations.

What is included in a forklift examination?

A thorough examination is undertaken for each forklift your organisation owns. This examination includes a wide range of tests and inspections, much alike a car MOT, to ensure the forklift is in fully working order and safe for staff to use. Not to be considered as a fully-extensive list, our forklift inspections include numerous checks for aspects such as:

  • Functionality of operational equipment including brakes, steering wheel etc.
  • Testing of functional safety devices including seat belts, horns etc
  • Fluid levels including hydraulic fluid, oil and water etc
  • Any cracks, leaks and visible defects
  • Mast chain check including tension, level, stretching or breaks etc
  • Condition of tyres including pressure, punctures etc
  • Condition of fork including top clip and heel
  • Functioning load backrest extension
  • Condition of forklift model and safety plates
  • Ensure log book and operator manual are present and readable

Forklift Examination Service

Our forklift examination service provides you with a regulation compliance guarantee for both LOLER and PUWER. We undertake all of the legally required inspections to ensure your organisation can rest assured that you are adhering to all regulatory requirements for owning forklifts.

Contact Us

Feel free to get in touch for further information or to get a quote. Once you’re happy, we’ll then book your inspection for a date that suits you.


We’ll arrive on the day and carry out a full examination and inspection of all of your forklift trucks in accordance with legal regulations.


Upon completion of the forklift inspection, we’ll then provide you with a certificate of the work carried out 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


A range of inspection & testing consultancy