This pre start is to be completed prior to each days usage. If any items are found to be damaged than equipment is to be tagged out and reported to the manager.
Forklift identification type and/or number
Are tyres and rims in good condition? Check for any visual damage. Check tyre pressure.
Fluids - check to ensure engine oil, hydraulic oil, battery fluid, coolant level and hydraulic levels are adequate
Fluids - check there are no leaks under the forklift
Structure - check there are no cracks, dents or visible damage of any sort
Tynes/Forks - check for any visible damage and ensure that they are evenly spread and locking mechanism is working correctly
Mast - check chains for any visible sign of damage, check rams aren't damaged or leaking. Check hydraulic cylinders for any leakage or visible signs of damage
Battery - check for any visible sign of damage and operates correctly
Engine bay - is engine bay clean and is the locking mechanism working correctly
Load plate - is load plate fitted and legible? Are you aware of the safe working load of the forklift?
Guards - check overhead and back rest guards for any visible signs of damage
Controls - check seat condition. Are controls clearly marked. Ensure seat and steering wheel are in good condition and properly adjusted. Seat belt works correctly
Controls - are controls, pedals and indicators working?
Are the revers buzzer and beacon working correctly?
Are the lights and flashing strobe working correctly?
Steering - does the steering wheel turn smoothly from lock to lock?
Brakes - do both the park brake and foot brake work correctly?
Hydraulics - check that lift, tilt and reach work properly for their full extent?
Is the forklift safe to use?