Forklift Daily Inspection

Forklift Daily Inspection

Each day before operating any internal combustion engine forklift the driver should complete the following inspections.  It is wise to keep a written copy of the Daily Inspection report noting any possible deficiencies.   Any issues should be reported immediately – depending on the problem the forklift should be taken out of service and repaired. 

Before starting the forklift:

1 – Check the floor underneath for possible oil and fluid leakage from the forklift
2 – Check for cracks and damage to forklift body parts including the overhead guard and frame.
3 – Check the tires for wear or damage.
4 – Check the parking brake lever for operation
5 – Check all fluid levels including engine oil, transmission, coolant, etc.
6 – Check the belt for proper tension and wear.
7 – Check all the lights, mirrors and horn for operation.
8 – Check the forks for wear (cracks, bends and latch pin)

 

Inspection after starting the engine:

1 – Check for abnormal noise, smell and exhaust gas colour
2 – Check instruments for properly functioning gauges and warning lamps
3 – Check when forklift in reverse for back-up alarm operation
4 – Check mast operation and lift chains for tension and wear

Inspection while operating truck:

1 – Check for vibration and play in the steering wheel
2 – Check the brake pedal for operation and stopping.
3 – Check inching pedal for operation and converter disengaging

Inspection while operating the hydraulic control levers:

1 – Up and down movement operation
2- Tilt forward and backward operation
3 – Accessory function (if equipped) operation


 


This is a basic daily checklist for most forklifts.  For specific trucks and applications some of these checks may not apply or additional specific attachment or environmental checks may be required.  

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