1. Check all brakes, steering, and lights
Checking the brakes, steering, and lights of the forklift is important to make sure it is up to standards when it comes to safety.
2. Check tire condition
The tires will need to be checked for any excessive wear or damage that may impair driving performance.
3. Test lift function
Make sure that the lifting mechanism is functioning properly and meeting manufacturer specifications for height and weight.
4. Ensure mast integrity
Inspecting the mast regularly can help identify any potential issues before they become a safety hazard.
5. Examined warning devices
Certain types of forklifts have audible warnings when in use. Ensure these are in good working order.
6. Confirm shift response
Test the forklift’s response in all directions to ensure smooth and safe movement.
7. Check overhead guard
The overhead guard should be inspected for any cracks, tears, or gaps that could be unsafe for operation.
8. Inspect fuel system
Make sure that the fuel system is free from leaks and meets manufacturer specifications for performance and safety.