Statutory Inspections: Ensuring Safety and Compliance in the Workplace

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, workplace safety and compliance are of utmost importance. Companies are required to adhere to strict regulations and standards to ensure the safety of their employees and equipment. This is where Statutory Inspections comes in. Established in 2004, we have become one of the UK’s largest independent Thorough Examination companies, providing high-quality forklift inspections and becoming one of the leading Thorough Examination companies in the UK.

Equipment Identification for Easy Tracking and Management

To make tracking and management easier, all equipment that has been inspected is marked up clearly. This allows companies to see which items are within current LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) requirements. Statutory Inspections Ltd uses durable marine quality stickers that show the next due date, barcodes, and numbered tags on all forklifts. For electrical items used in harsh engineering environments, they use Permatags, the UK’s strongest label, for PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) testing. Smaller lifting tackle is marked with numbered and coloured tags using cable ties.

Easy Access to Documentation

We provide all documentation as a PDF via email and on their secure online portal. This makes it easily accessible and searchable for up to 3 years. Companies can download reports and certificates whenever and however many times they need. For those with a fleet of vehicles and equipment, a unique schedule can be uploaded, and updates can be made following any inspections or additions. Additionally, certificates can be viewed and downloaded on mobile and tablet devices for easy access.

Prioritising Health and Safety

The health and safety of both our engineers and the company’s staff during site visits are taken very seriously by Statutory Inspections Ltd. Before a site visit, our office team will provide all the necessary Health & Safety Documentation via email. This includes risk assessments, method statements, Safe Working Processes, and evidence of required insurances. Engineers are also advised on any specific PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) or site requirements, including site induction. This ensures that the company complies with all Health & Safety Regulations and local requirements.

High Standards

We hold ourselves to the highest standards to provide our clients with a top-notch service at an unbeatable value. We have invested in a team of highly skilled and experienced engineers who are dedicated to completing inspections professionally and efficiently. This not only ensures the quality of our work but also minimises any disruption and downtime to your operation.

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No contract - No worries

We understand that many businesses are hesitant to enter into lengthy contracts, so we offer a no-obligation quotation for your comparison. This means you can see our services’ value without being tied into any long-term commitments. Of course, if you do decide to use our services, we are more than happy to work with you on a long-term basis. We also offer multi-fleet options with fixed prices for 2 or 3 years, but only if requested by the client.


Going Green

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and have already achieved a 60% reduction through various initiatives. One of our main investments has been in digital technology, which allows us to provide online PDF documentation and an online web portal for easy access to reports. Additionally, our engineers use energy-efficient vehicles and we carefully map out their routes to minimise unnecessary mileage. By choosing our services, you can rest assured that you are also making a positive impact on the environment.

A breath of fresh A.I.R


All Thorough Examinations are arranged from our Head Office in Leicestershire. After that, they are sent to our engineers who are strategically located across the country. Our booking team consider everything from site contact and site inductions to any specific site requirements, like risk assessments and method statements. Above all, we fully manage your inspection process.


The inspection of your equipment is carried out by one of our fully trained and licensed engineers. They will conduct a Thorough Examination of the vehicle or equipment, including testing and driving, to conclude the inspection. Our engineers specialise in forklift truck and other lifting equipment inspections. For pressure equipment and fume extraction, you may have a different specialist engineer.


A report is completed in real-time on a tablet (where permitted) by our engineer, this will include photos of the truck and any faults found. After that, it will be sent to our Head Office and a report of Thorough Examination will be produced. The finished report will be sent to you via email within 24 hours of the inspection and accessible anytime through our secure online portal.


Powered by TEMS

What makes our service unique is the use of the TEMS (Thorough Examination Management Services Ltd) database. Custom built to allow our engineers to go through a digital checklist whilst carrying out any examination. Therefore making it quicker and easier to complete high-quality Thorough Examinations. This information is then safely stored on the cloud, ready to be downloaded at any time by the customer for their records. For more information about TEMS, click here.

So, why us?

We are a trusted and reliable company that prioritises safety and compliance in the workplace. With their expert engineers, high-quality inspections, and easy access to documentation, they have become one of the leading Thorough Examination companies in the UK. This commitment to providing a fully managed service and ensuring the health and safety of all involved makes us the go-to choice for companies looking for thorough and reliable inspections.

Why work with  Us?

We offer a fully managed service, including site inductions, health and safety documents, and inspection reminders. With their independence, there is no conflict of interest, resulting in high-quality inspection reports from expert engineers. They have a team of engineers who carry out over 30,000 Thorough Examinations a year, inspecting some of the largest forklift manufacturers in the world, such as Linde, Jungheinrich, and Still. Our services cover the entire UK, ensuring a consistent and high quality of work on every single inspection.

Why Statutory Inspections?

Benefits of using Statutory Inspections

Statutory Inspections has a major emphasis on making sure you stay legal and safe whilst satisfying yours and or your clients’ statutory obligations under current legislation. We take time to understand your business and tailor our service to meet your requirements. Because we are independent of insurance, servicing companies and government organisations, there can never be a conflict of interest.


Our service to you

  • No contracts to agree or sign (Unless requested)
  • No lost documents, reduced paperwork, filing and easy access to all reports and documents.
  • Our engineers are fully licenced to operate your equipment, forklift counterbalance, VNA High-Level Order Picker and all Access Platforms under IPAF licences.
  • Photographs taken of damage and defects to assist with identifying parts for repairs and help with estimates. This may also reduce the need for a second inspection and save unnecessary costs.
  • Unique “Bar Coded” sticker is fitted to each piece of equipment which can be scanned and easily identified on our database. This also offers a visual indication of the next due date.
  • Immediate response and feedback, normally within one hour if a site critical machine or machines are found to have faults or safety defects meaning they have to be taken out of service.
  • No waiting days for your report, delays in the passage of information or loss of paperwork. Up to date systems and technology allows for fast, effective communication and administration.
  • No missed or overdue inspections as our trained office staff will plan and contact yourselves or nominated site contact to organise the next scheduled inspection before its due date.
  • Specialist forklift trained engineers. Unlike some thorough examination companies, our inspectors specialise in forklift examinations and can offer “impartial” advise and support.

High Standards

Our unwavering commitment is to deliver a first-class service that offers excellent value for money. By investing in a team of highly skilled and experienced engineers, we ensure that inspections are completed with professionalism and efficiency. This approach is designed to minimise any disruption and downtime to your operations, allowing for seamless business continuity.

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Thorough Examinations

Thorough Examinations

A Thorough Examination is a mandatory inspection to ensure the safety of lift trucks by checking their mechanical parts, similar to a car MOT. Go digital, go green and protect the trees.