THE DANGERS OF INCOMPLETE INSPECTIONS
Getting half of what you bargained for is worse than nothing at all. And what if you didn’t even know that the job had been half done?
In a recent survey, 93% of managers overseeing materials handling operations said they thought their Thorough Examination would — as the name suggests — automatically check equipment in its entirety.
In fact, most inspections cover the bare minimum required by LOLER regulations and only check the lifting parts.
That's a big problem, because under PUWER, employers must ensure the whole truck is safe for the operator to use. If important components like the steering and the brakes haven't been examined, you just don't know.
The worst part is, tens of thousands of warehouse managers think their trucks' brakes have been checked, when they haven't. That leaves them, and their workers, dangerously exposed... and they don't even know it.