Fork Wear Gauge

£36.99 (£44.39 inc. VAT)

The award-winning Fork Wear Gauge is a tool that accurately measures the thickness of forklift forks or tynes showing how much working life is remaining. No callipers or calculations required!

Just open the jaws at the top and close the teeth around the shank to verify the fork diameter which would either be 35, 40, 45, or 50mm. Then use the same process to measure the thickness of the blades.

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The Fork Wear Gauge Standard is our acrylic version which indicates fork thickness and shows how much working life is remaining. We have also produced a premium version made of steel for more demanding environments.

All fork inspections must follow the stipulations of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations LOLER) 1998; the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998; BITA Guidance Notes GN62(rev 2) and GN28(rev 5); FLTA Technical Bulletin TB12 and ISO 5057:1993.

Forklift fork heels can wear over time and continued use leading to reduction in capacity and eventual failure. Once a fork has reached its 10% wear limit it needs to be removed from service immediately.

If the fork is worn close to 10% wear, the inspector or competent person shall make the decision on timescales for a replacement based on usage, working conditions and any other site critical factors.

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