Ensure that all parts of the forklift are in proper working order and regularly inspected, as well as replace any broken or worn-out components.
Operators must be trained and certified to operate a forklift safely according to OSHA standards.
3. Safety Equipment:
Inspect for the presence and condition of necessary safety equipment including seat belts, mirrors, brakes, horns, fire extinguishers, and warning labels.
4. Load Limits:
Ensure that the load capacity is not exceeded and that loads are evenly distributed across the forks or platform.
Check that there are no obstructions in the operator's field of vision which may reduce visibility while driving or loading/unloading.
Maintain a safe distance from pedestrians and other vehicles while driving, and use extra caution when operating on ramps or inclines.
7. Speed Limits:
Stick to the posted speed limit for all areas in which the forklift is operated.
8. Fuel Levels:
Ensure that fuel and oil levels are regularly checked and topped up if necessary and that the battery is charged.