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Daily Inspection Checklist

Updated: Jul 9, 2018

To ensure a safer working environment and prevent costly lift truck repairs, it is important to do an inspection before operating any equipment. Upon detection of any unsafe condition, the equipment should be tagged out, reported to a supervisor and use of equipment should be discontinued.

Here is a quick list of what to inspect:

Before starting the forklift

  • Tires (including wheels and nut)

  • Fluid levels (hydraulic oil, engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, battery, fuel)

  • Hydraulic hose and cylinders

  • Battery connections

  • Attachments fitted correctly

After starting the forklift

  • Lights and horn

  • Steering, forward and reverse

  • Hand and service brake

  • Hoist, tilt and attachment operation

  • Correct operation of instruments

  • Noise (exhaust)

The tips above are an inclusive but not exhaustive list when it comes to lift truck safety in the workplace.

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