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Thorough Examination Courses

Thorough Examination


A highly practical course for experienced engineers.  The course concentrates on the inspection of chains and forks, current legislation, documentation and the responsibilities of a competent person.  Successful candidates are recorded on a central Fork Lift Truck Association register.



Engineers must be able to demonstrate ability to inspect the automotive, electrical and hydraulic components of a fork truck.



  • 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



2 days

Thorough Examination Revalidation

Engineers who have successfully completed the “Thorough Examination” course are only qualified for a five-year period. This course brings engineers up to date with current legislation and practices and reaffirms their inspection skills.

Successful candidates will be registered for a further five years.



1 day

Thorough Examination Manager

The FLTA Thorough Examination Manager course is essential for individuals and companies that seek accreditation to Consolidated Fork Truck Services, in order to carry out Thorough Examinations to LOLER 98 and PUWER 98. Attendees will be given a detailed analysis of the CFTS Quality Assurance Procedural Code. This course conforms to the CFTS rules for accreditation and meets the specific needs of Thorough Examination Managers and their deputies. It may also be of value to managers overseeing CFTS activities.



1 day


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