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Daily forklift maintenance checklist

Most operators can perform basic routine checks, although more advanced maintenance may require a specialist. By running this forklift maintenance schedule, you can make sure your forklift is ready to move loads. Daily inspections identify potential risks, if any, before forklifts pass through the site. Her daily forklift maintenance checklist has two sections:
Items to check before and after turning on the forklift.

Before switching on the forklift

The non-driving checklist provides a list of parts that must be checked before operating the forklift. An operator or forklift technician should inspect these components as soon as the forklift is deployed. Some parts of the list check basic operations, while others involve safety features. To start inspection, the operator must:

  • Make sure all forklift hoses are properly connected.
  • Check tires for deflation and damage.
  • Make sure your seat belts and other safety devices are working.
  • Make sure all liquid levels are within safe range.
  • Examine the forklift tines and overhead guards.
  • Clean the operator compartment before using the machine.
  • Always check the machine for visible damage.
  • Make sure the inspection decals and sticker are legible.

After turning on the forklift
The operating checklist contains the parts that the operator should check after the forklift is powered on. Forklift operators and technicians should review this list only after completing the No Driving Checklist. As with previous inspections, the team should conduct inspections as soon as possible. The operator should do the following:
  • Make sure the steering, brakes and accelerator pedals work properly.
  • Test forward and reverse gears.
  • Check the pedals, handbrake and clutch release.
  • Raise and lower the tines to make sure they work perfectly.
  • Check safety features such as horns, lights and backup alarms.

18 Jan 2023