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Forklift Operators Daily Checklist

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Forklift Operators Daily Checklist / Pre-Operation Inspection
The pre-operation inspection is a daily or pre-shift inspection carried out by a trained lift truck operator (or qualified designated person) before the lift truck is operated. On completion of this inspection, if the truck is found to be in any way unsafe, the matter shall be reported immediately to the user’s designated authority, who shall ensure that the truck shall not be operated until it has been restored to a safe operating condition; or in need of repairs not related to safe operation, the matter shall be reported immediately to the user’s designated authority, who shall ensure that a schedule is established to carry out the repair work. Our Forklift Operators Daily checklist is Available globally via Amazon print on demand.

The following items plus many more are covered…

General condition and cleanliness.
Floor – clear of objects that could cause an incident.
Overhead – no obstructions.
Nearby objects to avoid as you drive away.
Fire extinguisher – present and charged.
Engine oil level, fuel level, radiator fluid level (liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), gas, and diesel forklifts).
Propane equipment – fuel tank mounting system, fuel tank position pin, propane relief valves, and hose condition.
Battery – fully charged; no exposed wires; plug connections not loose, worn or dirty; vent caps not clogged; electrolyte levels in cells are adequate; secured in place by hold-downs or brackets.
Bolts, nuts, guards, chains, or hydraulic hose reels are not damaged, missing, or loose.
Wheels and tires – check for wear, damage, and air pressure, if pneumatic tires.
Forks – forks not bent or at different heights; no cracks present; positioning latches in good working condition; carriage teeth not broken, chipped or worn.
Chain anchor pins – not worn, loose, or bent.
Fluid leaks – no damp spots or drips.
Hoses – held securely; not loose, crimped, worn, or rubbing.
Grease or debris in the operator compartment.
Seatbelt and/or operator restraint device (if equipped) – belts and restraints work properly; no visible wear or damage; anchors, buckles, etc. function properly.
Seat locks – in position
Overhead guard, or roll-over protection structure (ROPS) if present – secure with no damaged areas.
Other guards – all guards in place and in good condition.

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