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Don’t Invalidate your Forklift Warranty with Unapproved Work

APEX Forklift safety audit

The Forklift Truck Association (FLTA) has warned companies and users of Forklift trucks about the dangers of having unapproved work carried out on the trucks.
Maintenance and repairs should always be carried out by a professional in all cases. If work is carried out by somebody who isn’t approved this could invalidate the forklift warranty and leave the owner with the possibility of costly bills in the future.
‘Cowboy’ work being carried out on vehicles, such as adding additional weight to the counterbalance to increase lifting capacity, or even changing the tyres could all lead to the loss of warranty. Work such as this may also constitute a breach of contractual agreement leaving the individual or employer could be held liable.
The guidelines are the same should you lease the forklift or if you’ve purchased the forklift outright. Not only does this issue relate to the costs that could be incurred should a warranty be invalidated but also the possible safety issues that may arise meaning a greater possibility of someone getting injured.
If employers are found guilty of breaching safety requirements they can be fined thousands of pounds and prosecuted.
Health and safety is paramount here at Forklift Agency and we’re pleased to announce that all of our Forklift training is Health and Safety approved. So, whether you’re an employer or an individual looking for Forklift Training, we can help. Give us a call on 0330 330 9495 or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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