lights, horn, back-up alarm, blinking
warning light, operate the tilt & lift mechanism,
check the parking brake
on the seat belt, check the running brakes,
check the steering
for oil or water leaks on the floor
I.Background for the Trainer:
•After this slide would be a good time to take
the employees out of the class to demonstrate the forklift preoperation
inspection.Have a couple of the
employees also do the inspection so that everyone gets an opportunity to see
it done more
•When checking the tilt, listen for unusual
•When checking the lift mechanism, inspect the
hoses and chains and listen for unusual sounds.
•Check the parking brake by putting the forklift
in gear (both forward and reverse) and stepping on the accelerator.The forklift should not move.
•Check the running brakes by moving forward and
backward at a high speed and slamming on the brakes.The lift trucks should quickly stop.
•Inspect the steering by doing full turns to the
right and left; listen for unusual sounds.