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  1. How to Maintain Fleet Compliance

    How to Maintain Fleet Compliance

    Managing fleet compliance can be one of the most challenging aspects of the fleet industry.

    Fleet compliance is vital and comprehensive checks must be carried out regularly. What areas do you need to check to maintain fleet compliance?

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  2. LOLER Thorough Examination Service with Fleet-Serv

    LOLER Service

    Often businesses who operate or have control over lifting equipment have a statutory duty to follow LOLER regulations. In general this type of equipment is classed as work equipment therefore Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) also applies. This typically includes inspection and maintenance. More importantly, businesses who are involved with lifting operations and equipment must ensure it is planned by a competent engineer who is appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner. LOLER requires lifting equipment to be functional for purpose, suitable for the task and appropriately marked. In several cases, this is referred to ‘thorough examination’. Failure to comply with these regulations could result businesses receiving a hefty fine or even worse imprisonment.

    What is a LOLER examination?

    The LOLER Regulation 1998 requires that all lifting equipment is regularly examined for defects which could be or are an immediate hazard to individuals. This is documented by statutory thorough examination. The whole examination must be undertaken by a competent engineer. 

    Why does your Tail Lift need a LOLER?

    Let’s define to you why it’s appropriate. The stationary thorough examination performed on lifting equipment will help to identify any immediate dangers to your employees as well as any items that may become a danger to your employees over a period of time. Failure to conduct an adequate examination and any required maintenance work may result in your employees using equipment that is

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  3. A Guide to Fleet Management

    Fleet-Serv Van
    At Fleet-Serv, our Fleet Management process often consists of a combination of personal and business software systems which are used to ensure the safety compliance and efficient use of your company fleet of vehicles and trailers. We understand managing a fleet of vehicles can be challenging at times therefore this helps to eliminate risks involved with the costs and efficiency whilst maintaining company vehicles.
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  4. Types of Tail Lifts

    There are various types of tail lifts available on the market. The differences in lifting capacity, functionality, and operational cycle time mean that some types of tail lifts are better suited for specific uses. The 5 main types of tail lifts are:

    • Column tail lifts
    • Rear frame column tail lifts
    • Tuckaway tail lifts
    • Cantilever tail lifts
    • Retractable tail lifts
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  5. 5 Tips For Inspecting Ratchet Straps For Damage

    Ratchet straps

    One area to check when transporting loads is ratchet straps. They are susceptible to wear and tear over time and need replacing. How do you check ratchet straps for damage and when should you replace them?

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  6. The Benefits of Fleet Services

    The Benefits of Fleet Services

    Fleet services are outsourced more and more often now within the haulage industry. By putting our team of experts in charge of running every aspect of your fleet, you are free to run your business and focus on growing your customer base. Your fleet is taken care of, giving you one less thing to worry about.

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  7. A Guide to Parts for Tail Lifts

    Part-Serv Delivery Van

    It's a legal requirement for tail lifts to be maintained on a regular basis. LOLER Examinations must be carried out every six months as a minimum to ensure your tail lifts are functioning correctly and you must conduct any preventative maintenance necessary to ensure they are in good condition. If you require any tail lift parts, we offer next day and express delivery options that help to minimise vehicle downtime.

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