Servicing and repairs of material handling equipment such as pallet trucks, stackers, scissor lift tables
and general lifting equipment is extremely important. We operate maintenance and repair teams
that are able to attend sites throughout most of the UK, to make sure that your equipment is
working as it should and helping your workforce to stay safe and maintain efficiency.
All makes of material handling equipment, from pallet trucks, warehouse steps and lifting equipment
through to loading bay and warehouse equipment, can be serviced or repaired. Short or long term
service contracts can be undertaken and are competitively priced. Bespoke repairs and return-to-
base repairs are also available if needed.
Every company has a legal requirement to service their equipment and ensure that it’s safe for
workers to use. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER 98), in force from
05/12/1998 from the Health and Safety Commission, state that all lifting equipment has to be
thoroughly examined at least every six months (If lifting persons or a lifting attachment) or at least
every 12 months (for all other lifting equipment). Lifting equipment will also need to be checked
after installation and before the first time of use. If the lifting equipment has been involved in
exceptional circumstances (e.g. an accident) that could jeopardise the safety of the equipment, this
also comes under the need for maintenance.
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), in addition to LOLER 98, since
05/12/2008, require that equipment provided for use at work is suitable for the intended use, safe
for use, serviced and maintained in a safe condition and, in certain circumstances, inspected to
ensure this remains the case and a record kept. Equipment should only be used by people who have
received adequate training and instruction. People involved in using the equipment should also have
suitable safety measures in place, such as wearing protective clothing, operating within markings
and having clearly placed warning signs in the work area.