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When should an operator inspect the forklift truck?

An operator should inspect the forklift truck every day, including at the beginning of each shift, and before using each time.

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What does a daily inspection involve?

The operator should carry out a visual check ('circle' check) before starting the forklift. After completing the visual pre-start check, the operator should do an operational pre-use check.


What should an operator inspect during the visual pre-use check?

  • General condition and cleanliness.
  • Floor – clear of objects that could cause an incident.
  • Overhead – no obstructions.
  • Nearby objects to avoid as you drive away.
  • Fire extinguisher – present and charged.
  • Engine oil level, fuel level, radiator fluid level (liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), gas, and diesel forklifts).
  • Propane equipment – fuel tank mounting system, fuel tank position pin, propane relief valves and hose condition.
  • Battery – fully charged; no exposed wires; plug connections not loose, worn or dirty; vent caps not clogged; electrolyte levels in cells is adequate; secured in place by holddowns or brackets.
  • Bolts, nuts, guards, chains, or hydraulic hose reels not damaged, missing or loose.
  • Wheels and tires – check for wear, damage, and air pressure, if pneumatic tires.
  • Forks – forks not bent or at different heights; no cracks present; positioning latches in good working condition; carriage teeth not broken, chipped or worn.
  • Chain anchor pins – not worn, loose or bent.
  • Fluid leaks – no damp spots or drips.
  • Hoses – held securely; not loose, crimped, worn or rubbing.
  • Grease or debris in the operator compartment.
  • Seatbelt and/or operator restraint device (if equipped) – belts and restraints work properly; no visible wear or damage; anchors, buckles, etc. function properly.
  • Seat locks – in position
  • Overhead guard, or roll over protection structure (ROPS) if present – secure with no damaged areas.
  • Other guards – all guards in place and in good condition.

What should an operator inspect during the operational pre-use check?

  • Foot brake – pedal holds, unit stops smoothly.
  • Parking brake – holds against slight acceleration.
  • Deadman seat brake – holds when operator rises from seat.
  • Clutch and gearshift – shifts smoothly with no jumping or jerking.
  • Dash control panel – all lights and gauges are operational.
  • Horn – working and loud enough to be heard in working environment;
  • Back-up (reverse) alarm and other warning devices are operational.
  • Lights – headlights and warning lights are operational.
  • Steering – moves smoothly.
  • Lift mechanism – operates smoothly (check by raising forks to maximum height then lowering forks completely).
  • Tilt mechanism – moves smoothly, holds the load (check by tilting mast all the way forward and backward).
  • Cylinders and hoses – not leaking after above checks.
  • Listen for any unusual sounds or noises.

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Report any problems identified in daily check to the supervisor immediately.

Check with your jurisdiction for any requirements regarding frequency of checks, and maintenance. A list of Canadian government departments responsible for health and safety can be found here.

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