There are safety and healthy regulations governing the utilization of lift trucks. Any large machinery, such as a lift truck, is potentially dangerous and must be operated safely. The rules and regulations state that the driver must carry out daily inspections on the lift truck and more thorough checks on a weekly basis and on a monthly basis. The following inspections should be carried out on the forklift:
Lift Truck Brakes - brakes on forklifts are important features that must be double and triple checked. A brake inspection is carried out with various pressures and pedal heights to determine the sensitivity of the brakes. The brake lights must be checked at the same time.
The Tires - lift truck tires are also key for the safe performance of the forklift truck and to the braking system. All the tires should be inspected properly to ensure they are inflated to the right pressure and that there are no punctures in the tires.
Controller - To know whether the system is in good working condition, the forklift controller system has to be inspected by operating the forks and the release mechanism. Any sign of issues must immediately reported and tended to. The forklift must not be used until the controller system has been fixed.
Steering Wheel - the driver must check the lift truck steering wheel in order to make certain the turning of the wheel is right. Lift truck safety depends on the steering wheel responding well and functioning accurately. There are various kinds of inspections that could be carried out to determine the performance of the steering wheel.
Engine Oil - the Removing the oil dip stick from the engine with help determine if the engine needs oil. The dipstick would show the colour of the oil and the oil level. The oil should be refilled if the level is too low. If the colour is off, there could be contamination occurring.
Fire Extinguisher - forklifts are required by law to carry a fire extinguisher. This fire extinguisher would need to be tested to ensure it would function properly in case of a fire. Various kinds of fire extinguisher need to be inspected in specific ways. Like for example, a dry chemical extinguisher has to be shaken.