Let Nelson Forktrucks make your Forklift Safety Compliance EASY

We have a range of services, tailored specifically to clients needs & usage - Talk to Kim about what you require at your workplace, we can call around and give you a full appraisal.

Full Safe Equipment Compliance Inspections - $190 plus GST

- Forklift Warrant of Fitness Inspection plus Safe Forklift Inspection to NZS B56.1

NFL carries out NZ Standard Safety Checks to the NZS B56.1 – Approved by NZ Standards as the Safety Standard for Low and High Lift Trucks, powered and non – powered.  This comprehensive inspection includes all the standard WOF Inspection, plus the Safe Equipment Compliance Inspection.  This ‘Standard’ states that the lift truck should be maintained to the manufacturer’s recommendations by trained personnel, which includes regular cleaning so that checks for cracks and broken parts can be observed.  NFL have developed a Planned Maintenance Checklist that covers all makes and models of forklift, this ensures that all the necessary points have been covered.  Under the Standard B56.1 Planned Maintenance needs to be performed, the Safe Equipment Compliance sticker can be issued if NFL is your service provider however, if Planned Maintenance is not performed by our company, proof of this will need to be provided.  This can be done at the time of inspection or within the 30 days recheck time.  NFL will then issue your forklift with a Safe Equipment Compliance sticker and the paperwork for your record keeping system. Ultimately the buck stops with the owner of the forklift, we will note faults and recommendations however it is up to the owner to authorise this work.

- Warrant of Fitness Inspection

Changes since the new law came into effect in April 2016, we now recommend that all forklifts should have a full Safe Equipment Compliance.  All forklifts that travel on the road, yard or carpark that the public have restricted access to should be registered and WOF - just like your car.  However the WOF inspection does not cover all of the other safety requirements now required - "to provide safe and maintained machinery and have trained staff trained to use that machinery, you must also have a system in place ie keep records".  We recommend that all forklifts have the Warrant of Fitness Check - which covers all aspects just as your car - tyres, horn, lights, brakes etc AND an add on to Safe Forklift Compliance checks - which covers all of this plus the forklift specific points ie the lift chain, forks, carriage, maintenance, warning decals and Operators manual.  We provide you with all the paperwork that you are required to keep as proof.

Costs involved $190 excl GST per WOF/Safe Forklift Compliance check (depending on the age of your forklift, 1 or 2 checks a year - just like your car), and Registration - if your forklift is not currently registered there is a one off initial registration which includes the # plates and one years registration for $190 incl GST, after that $57 per year.

$275.50 per year for one check & registration incl GST

$494.00 per year for two checks & registration incl GST

Warrant of Fitness/Safety Equipment Compliance check of Exempt class machinery (Forklifts) - Nelson Forktrucks 

Most forklifts are required to be registered and warrant of fitness checked under the law especially if you are using your machine in a space that the public have unrestricted access to.  There is some confusion around about what is technically a road, (see below for LTSA definition) we have had advice and believe most places fall into the category that should have a WOF.  Our understanding is that the only places exempt are those that have a controlled gate house.  However there have been some prosecutions by Worksafe that indicate that forklifts should be maintained to this state even if they are used in a controlled environment, (see our safety information page for links of Work Safe incident's and more).

WOF checks are required on your forklift every 12 months for new forklifts (up to 6 years old) and 6 months for older machines.  This will ensure your forklift is in safe working condition (just like your car - brakes, lights, seatbelt etc).  We carry out these checks ONSITE - not like your car, we come to you instead.  Each WOF check is $155 + GST,  this does not include repairs and some extra travel may be charged depending on whereabouts of the forklift. $190 for Full Safe Equipment Compliance.

You need to have your forklift registered prior to the WOF to have your WOF authorised through the LTSA. 

If your forklift is not currently registered - we can do this for you to ensure that it is registered in the correct class.  The initial registration includes the number plates, and just like your car,  ownership is required to be registered and changed, this costs around $190 incl GST. 

Once your forklift is registered with LTSA you will receive a certificate of registration in the post,  and the registration reminders will be mailed to you directly, the annual registration is only around $60 incl GST per year. 

From there you will require one or two WOF checks per year, we travel to your premises and carry out checks onsite - EASY. 

Inspection includes 30 day recheck for compliance issues.

Click here for our PDF "Does my Forklift Need a WOF?"

 Check here for the definition of a road by LTSA.

Click here for an article about a Work Safe Incident

Many insurance companies also require the forklift to be registered and WOF, in case there is an accident with a member of the public, ie you back into a car - you may want to check this out with your Insurance company.

Safe Forklift Inspection

Ultimately the buck stops with the forklift owner, therefore it is your decision whether to get your forklift registered with LTSA, we recommend it.

We can carry out an Annual Safe Equipment Compliance Inspection that excludes Warrant of Fitness and Registration - therefore will not be authorised by LTSA to drive on a "road" however is up to a safe working standard. (see above link for official definition of a road).

A comprehensive Safe Equipment Compliance Inspection includes all of your forklift - forks & chains measured to manufacturers specifications, warning decals, operators manual etc, brakes, seat, seat belt, lights (if required), load plate, tyres etc.

A copy of the checklist will be provided to the owner as part of the paperwork record keeping system.

We can  also carry out a specific "crack test" for your forks additionally if required.

Planned Maintenance Inspections

Planned Maintenance (or preventative maintenance) is very important to keep your machine in a safe working condition as well as being cost efficient.  By using our Planned Maintenance program we can save you money in the long run, get faults fixed before they break and cost more money in repairs not to mention expensive downtime. Planned Maintenance is arranged at a convenient time that keeps your operation running smoothly in busy times.  We can manage this for you, predict your usage in hours and ensure that your machine is maintained to the manufacturers recommendations and remind you when it is due.  This is also an opportunity to clean & check over the machine and check for possible faults, remedy them before there is a costly breakdown.  We provide you with a written copy for your records.  I liken Planned Maintenance to going to the dentist, don't go for ages and its going to be painful and costly, a regular visit and small costs are more manageable :-)

Pre-season Planned Maintenance Inspections

Nelson is a very seasonal region, fruit, hops, fish etc.  Get a Pre-season check done before your season starts, a service and a check over to eliminate costly breakdowns over the season, and include brake safety inspection.  If your forklift needs some tender loving care - a bigger job, talk to Kim about getting this done in your off season when you aren't using it, get it into the workshop and give it a birthday make-over.

Forklift Safety

Nelson Forktrucks Ltd takes forklift safety seriously.

For Safety PRODUCTS see "Safety Products" tab.

Hire Safe Forklifts

We walk the talk - when you HIRE a forklift from us - the forklift is regularly maintained, registered and WOF to a safe working standard. 

Safe Staff

Our Health & Safety Client Information is available on our website.  Email Colleen@nelsonforktrucks.co.nz to get a 'client on' See the Top Right hand corner of our Homepage and Click on the 'Client Information' area, login using your user name and password to see all of our documents in PDF from, from here you can print off what you require.  On this page you can see our OSH cert's, First Aid Certs, LTSA authority, also our Accident procedure, Hazard Identification, Public Liability Cert, PPE, Induction & also a PDF of our policy for your information.

Our staff are trained to carry out Forklift work with our safe working practices - our our staff carry their own PPSE which includes Safety work boots, Hi vis named clothing, hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, spill kit and safety cones as standard equipment. 

We also have lock out procedures for unsafe machinery, hot/noisy work procedures and working at height procedures in addition for specific jobs. 

All of our technicians have up to date OSH & 'F' licenses and are either qualified or are completing their automotive apprenticeship through NMIT, not only servicemen but trained technicians, able to diagnose and repair forklifts on site.

Designated Areas for Forklift Servicing.

Most likely when we call to your site we are only wanting to work on the forklift(s), how about designating an area for servicing the forklift in, we don't need to know all of the hazards for your whole site if we are only going to a designated area.  We will still need to sign in and out of the site, however we carry all of our own PPSE, cones to place around the machine and all the tools to do the job on board.  EASY.   Well mostly, there possibly will be a need still to have an induction IF the forklift breaks down and IF it cannot be towed to the designated area.

Forklift Operator Licence, OSH and "F" Endorsements

One of our staff got pulled over by the Police recently while driving a forklift down the road, they checked the Registration, WOF of the forklift and the drivers licence to ensure he had the "F" endorsement.

NFL uses Heavy Industrial Training (Beach Road Richmond) they now run courses in Blenheim, or Platinum Driver Training (McPherson Street Richmond) for our technician's training,   - OSH certificate and "F" endorsement.

Click here for the link to Heavy Industrial Training Website.

Click here for Plantium Driver Training's Website