As site visits are necessary, what should be done about Thorough Examinations during this time? Will Thorough Examinations be extended if the company has evidence of regular maintenance?

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The HSE has been steadfast in their insistence that examinations should still be carried out on or before their due dates and the FLTA fully support this stance.

The current demand for forklifts and other materials handling equipment is significant. In an effort to keep vital goods available and the supply chain moving, much of the equipment is being used far more that it would under normal circumstances. In the absence of inspection, the risk of catastrophic component failure is greater than usual. Malfunctioning equipment may lead to injuries — potentially life-changing — and while the NHS is already under enormous strain, now more than ever it’s time to ensure every possible safety procedure is followed, and preventative measures are kept in place.

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