Plant Vehicle

  • Type of plant equipment?

Daily Safety Inspection

  • The operator completes the safety Pre-shift safety inspection correctly

  • The operator fully understands the capacity information plate?

  • The operator understands the correct fault reporting procedures?

  • If a fault has been found, the lift truck must be parked up in a safe place and the key removed. The fault must be reported to a member of maintenance and their supervisor.

Operator Safety & Observation

  • The operator mounts / dismounts correctly?

  • Uses the seatbelt correctly?

  • Keeps body parts within the confines of the vehicle?

  • Operator looks in the direction of travel?

  • Correct use of the horn when appropriate?

Steering & Operating Controls

  • Starts and stops smoothly?

  • Travels in the direction of best visibility? ( if forward travel has an obstructed view the operator travels in reverse)

  • Releases the parking brake prior to taking off?

  • Operator rides the foot brake?

  • Operates the hydraulic controls when the lift truck is in motion?

  • Use of hydraulic controls?

  • Operates and understands the controls?

Competency In Load Capacity

  • Operator matches load with the trucks capacity?

  • Operator checks the load for stability?

Manoeuvring & Transportation

  • Forks are 6~8 inches high when traveling?

  • When traveling in reverse, the operator is looking in the direction of travel?

  • Operates at a speed consistent with the type of load and working conditions?

  • Operator performs safe manoeuvring with the lift truck and load!

Stacking & de-stacking

  • Operator applies neutral when operating the hydraulics?

  • Fork arms central under the load?

  • Fork arms not rubbing (entry / withdrawal)?

  • Fork tips touch the stack / load?

  • Forks / load are level?

  • Load correctly stacked?

  • Fork arms not fully inserted (undercut) ?


  • The operator correctly applies the park brake?

  • The operator sets the direction lever to the neutral position?

  • The operator correctly lowers the fork arms?

  • The operator correctly apples forward tilt?

  • The operator switches off the key?

Assessment Recommendations & Evaluations

  • Assessors evaluation of operator safety?

  • Comments


  • Employee Signature

  • Assessor signature

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