Thorough Examination Training

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In order to offer customers the highest quality forklift inspection, engineers must be trained to the highest standard.

CFTS Thorough Examination training has been specially designed by the industry’s top authorities, BITA (British Industrial Truck Association) and the FLTA (Fork Lift Truck Association).

Courses are delivered by F-TEC, a purpose-built training facility in Swindon, set up by the two Associations. Three main CFTS courses are offered:

Thorough Examination Training

This highly practical course for experienced* engineers concentrates on the inspection of chains and forks, current legislation, documentation and the responsibilities of a competent person.

Subjects covered include:

  • The engineer’s role
  • Inspection criteria for lift chains and fork arms
  • Organisation of Thorough Examinations and the examiner’s role
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • Guidance on how to conduct Thorough Examinations

Upon completion, candidates are recorded on a central FLTA register.

Valid for five years.

*The course is only open to engineers who can demonstrate their ability to inspect the automotive, electrical and hydraulic components of a fork truck.

Duration : Two days

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