Friday, December 20, 2013

Operating the Forklift: Operational Inspection

Operational Inspection
After completing the pre-operation inspection, operators should conduct an operational inspection with the engine running. This inspection includes:
  • Accelerator linkage
     
  • Inch control (if equipped)
     
  • Brakes
     
  • Steering
     
  • Drive control: forward and reverse
     
  • Tilt control: forward and back
     
  • Hoist and lowering control
     
  • Attachment control
     
  • Horn
     
  • Lights
     
  • Back-up alarm (if equipped)
     
  • Hour meter
NOTE: Unusual noises or vibrations should be reported immediately.

Additional Information
  • Sample Daily Checklists for Powered Industrial Trucks. Note: Checklists are provided as a guide only and are not a substitute for complying with OSHA standards.
    • Checklists for internal combustion and electric trucks
    • Checklists for various truck types and sample generic checklist
Operational check of hoist and lowering control.
Figure 10. Operational check of hoist and lowering control.

Operator performing operational inspection of working lights.
Figure 11. Operator performing operational inspection of working lights.

Operator conducting operational inspection with engine running.
Figure 12. Operator conducting operational inspection with engine running.

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