High Lift Pallet Truck Testing

We offer a comprehensive high lift pallet truck inspection and testing service across the UK, specifically for pallet trucks with the ability to raise forks above 300mm. Pallet trucks that are classified as ‘high lift’ are categorised under different UK regulations and must undergo both PUWER and LOLER inspection and testing to ensure your business complies with UK legislation.

Our professional service covers all aspects required by UK law including a thorough examination, inspections, maintenance, and risk assessment and is available for any sized business, company or even individual sole-trader that owns and operates a high lift pallet truck.

We have created this page to ensure you are able to see all of the information involved with our inspection and testing services, however if you have further questions or would like to get a quote then please get in touch and one of our team will be glad to assist.

High Lift Pallet Truck Inspection

If you are in need of standard pallet truck testing (forks Raising below 300mm)

High Lift Pallet Truck Inspectors

What are high lift pallet truck inspections?

In the UK, high lift pallet trucks, also known as powered pallet trucks or stackers, are deemed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as having “the ability to raise the forks above 300mm”. Unlike ‘standard’ pallet trucks that only lift approx 200mm off the ground and only require a yearly PUWER inspection, high lift pallet trucks do require a secondary inspection which falls within the classification of LOLER testing. This is why it’s important to distinguish between the two types of pallet truck, to ensure the correct level of safety inspections are carried out to comply with UK regulations.

Therefore, our high lift pallet truck inspections provide both PUWER and LOLER testing to ensure full compliance with UK law as explained in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ‘Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992’.

How often do I need a my high lift pallet trucks inspected?

Both LOLER and PUWER regulations state that examinations must performed at specified intervals, typically at least once every 12 months and must be carried out by a ‘competent person’, i.e AV Statutory Inspections. These inspections check the overall condition, safety features, and operation of the pallet truck to ensure it remains safe to use.

What is included in a high lift pallet truck inspection?

Under LOLER and PUWER regulations, employers are responsible for ensuring that work equipment, including high lift pallet trucks, is suitable for its intended use and maintained in a safe condition. This includes conducting regular inspections, testing, and maintenance to ensure the equipment remains safe to use and as standard our inspections include:

  • Check the overall condition, safety features, and operation to ensure it remains safe to use.

  • Functional testing including testing of the controls, brakes, lifting mechanisms, and safety devices.
  • Visual inspections to examine the truck for any visible damage, loose or worn parts, leaks, or other issues that may affect its safe operation.
  • Battery and charging system inspection, including checking the condition of the battery, cables, connectors, and charger (if applicable).
  • A thorough examination that verifies the safety and condition of the equipment and ensures that it meets the necessary safety standards.
  • Checking for damage, wear and tear, and proper functioning of safety features and controls.
  • Risk assessment to identify potential hazards and implement appropriate control measures to mitigate the risks.

High Lift Pallet Truck Testing Service

Our high lift pallet truck inspection service involves a thorough examination to ensure their safe operation. Our qualified inspectors assess the overall condition, safety features, and functionality of each truck, checking for visible damage, wear and tear, and proper operation of controls, brakes, lifting mechanisms, and safety devices. If applicable, our service also includes battery and charging system inspection for electric pallet trucks. All of our inspections are conducted according to relevant standards as described by LOLER and PUWER regulations, aiming to identify any defects or issues that may compromise safety. Prompt maintenance and repair recommendations are provided, ensuring compliance and minimising risks associated with high lift pallet truck operation.

Contact Us

If you have any further questions or would like to get a quote to inspect your high lift pallet trucks then just get in touch.


As long as you’re happy with the proposed quote, we will set a date for the inspection and arrive promptly at the agreed time to carry out the testing.


Upon completion of the inspection, we will provide you with a certificate of our findings, including any defects or recommendations for maintenance or repairs.

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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