The periodic assessment of operators must where ever possible be done without the operators knowledge. The assessment should reflect the operators day to day performance rather than their performance when they are under evaluation. It may be necessary to complete an assessment over the course of several days, where this is done, the date discussed with the employee should be given as the assessment date.
Completed pre use checks on vehicle correctly
Maintains three points of contact when mounting vehicle
Makes use of seat belt
Adopts appropriate driving position
Looks in the direction of travel
Sounds horn at blind spots
Good use of peripheral vision
Shows awareness of personnel and vehicles in area
Ensures delivery drivers are appropriately sited before beginning loading/unloading
Drives in reverse or employs a banks-man when vision is impaired by load.
Maintains safe distance from other vehicles
Maintains a steady speed
Maintains a safe speed
Slows down when cornering
Avoids abrupt movements
Apples break in a controlled manner
Keeps forks at correct height when traveling
Keeps arms and legs within confines of the vehicle at all times
Looks over both shoulders before reversing
Does not exceed safe working load
Lowers heavy loads slowly
Ensures adequate clearance
Approaches load squarely
Ensures load is trimmed centrally
Ensures forks are fully engaged
Ensures load is on backplate
Vehicle is parked up in a safe location
Ensures correct forward tilt and forklift height before switching off.
Operator removes keys from vehicle
Feedback to operative, identifying gaps in competency and comments on positive development.
Feedback from operative on assessment.