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.

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Pre Start Checklist

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

Post Start Checklist

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?

Checks complete

Is the forklift safe to use?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.