–Forks down, key off, neutral gear, parking brake on
–Tire condition, tight lug nuts, no debris around axle, overhead guard is solid, no debris behind the mast
–Forks in good shape, fork pins in place, backrest solid, mast & chains greased, hoses in good shape
–Counterbalance bolt is tight, radiator clear of debris
I.Background for the Trainer:
•You can talk about this in class; however, this
portion of the training will make the most impact if you actually take the
employees to a forklift and show them how to do the preoperation
inspection.You can either do this at
the end of the class, or after this inspection section to give the employees
a break from the classroom training.
•To begin a preoperation inspection, you will
need to do a “walk around.” First—be sure the forklift has
been properly disengaged. The key should be off, the parking brake on, the
forks down, and the gears in neutral.
•Next walk to either side of the forklift. Check
the tires, be sure there is no debris around the axle or behind the mast, and
make sure the overhead guard is solid
•Next, look at the front of the
truck—check that the forks and hoses are in good condition, fork pins
are in place, the backrest is solid, and the mast and chains are greased.
•Last, walk to the rear. Check that the
counterbalance bolt is tight and the radiator is clear of debris.
•The hood on propane trucks needs to be lifted
so that the engine can be inspected:
•Engine oil, transmission oil, coolant level,
brake fluid, hydraulic fluid, fan belt tight and fan clear of debris,
radiator clear of debris.
•Inspect the propane tank and hose attachment
for good condition.Does the propane
tank clamp work effectively?Any signs
of a propane leak?
•Electric lift trucks:
•Inspect the battery to ensure that it is in