There are healthy and safety guidelines governing the utilization of lift trucks. Any big machine, such as a lift truck, is potentially dangerous and should be used safely. The regulations and rules state that the driver should carry out daily checks on the lift truck and more thorough checks on a weekly basis and every month. The following inspections should be performed on the forklift:
Forklift Brakes - brakes on forklifts are key features that must be double and triple checked. A brake check is carried out with various pressures and pedal heights to determine the sensitivity of the brakes. The brake lights should be inspected at the same time.
The Tires - lift truck tires are also important for the safe functioning of the forklift truck and to the braking system. All the tires should be checked properly to make certain that there are no punctures in the tires and they are inflated to the proper pressure.
Controller - the forklift controller system is checked by operating the forks and the release to know that the system is in good working order. Any hint of issues should immediately reported and tended to. The forklift must not be utilized until the controller system has been repaired.
Steering Wheel - In order to make sure that the turning of the wheel is correct, the operator should inspect the lift truck steering wheel. Lift truck safety depends upon the steering wheel responding well and functioning precisely. There are different kinds of checks that could be carried out to determine the performance of the steering wheel.
Engine Oil - the engine oil needs to be inspected by removing the dip stick from the lift truck engine. The dipstick will show both the oil color and the oil level. The oil should be refilled if the level is too low. If the colour is off, there might be contamination happening.
Fire Extinguisher - forklifts are required by law to carry a fire extinguisher. This fire extinguisher would need to be tested to ensure it will work correctly in the event of a fire. Various kinds of fire extinguisher must be checked in specific ways. Like for instance, a dry chemical extinguisher needs to be shaken.