• Is the driver trained to operate the forklift?

  • Is the forklift given a daily visual inspection?

  • Does the forklift carry a name plate showing its weight capacity?

  • Does the forklift have a" No Riders" sign posted in a visible area on the forklift?

  • Does the forklift have an operating horn and back up alarm?

  • Is a seat belt installed and worn by the driver?

  • Is the forklift operating instructions posted in the shop?

  • When operating the forklift, are the forks lowered to within 4 to 6 inches from the ground?

  • When loading/unloading wire rope and other equipment from trucks does the operator of the forklift ensure that all personnel are at a safe distance from the forklift and truck?

  • When a forklift is left unattended, are the forks fully lowered, controls neutralized, power shut off, breaks set, and tires Chocked? (Chocks are required when forklift is parked on an incline.)

  • Does forklift have a current/charged 5 Lb fire extinguisher installed on it?


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