Forklift Operator Daily Checklist

Use the Forklift Operator Daily Checklist to conduct visual and operational inspections of your forklifts ensuring safe and efficient forklift operations.

Forklift Operator Daily Checklist



Damage

1. Are there any parts that are bent, dented, or broken?


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Leaks

1. Are the fuel, oil, radiator, and hydraulics checked?


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Tires & Wheels

1. Are the drive wheels, steer wheels, load wheels, casters, and other components inspected?


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Forks

1. Are the components secure and free from being bent, cracked, or badly worn?


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Chains, Cables & Hoses

1. Are the chains, cables, and hoses in their designated places?


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Battery

1. Is the battery cable and connector condition checked, including cable routing within the truck and ensuring the battery retainer is securely in place?


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Guards

1. Are all guards, including overhead, load backrest, gates, and side rails (SP & Turret Models), in place and in good condition?


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Mechanical Safety Devices

1. Are all mechanical safety devices such as the operator harness or seat belt, fire extinguisher, name/data plate, and warning labels in good condition?


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Operator Compartment/Controls

1. Are the operator compartment and controls inspected, including all controls, steering tiller, pedals, etc., and ensuring the seat locks are in position?


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Power Up

1. Is the power turned on by using the key, and are all indicator lights and alarms confirmed to be working?


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Power Disconnect

1. Is the power disconnect activated to cut off all electrical power?


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Electrical Safety Devices

1. Do electrical safety devices, including the horn, audible signals, entry bar, flashing lights, and indicator lights, work?


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Steering

1. Is the steering checked for any binding or excessive play?


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Brakes & Travel Controls

1. Are braking and plugging distances checked while traveling slowly, with further checks at higher speeds, ensuring smooth acceleration without jerkiness?


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Parking Brake

1. Is the parking brake, whether seat, hand, or foot, checked for proper operation?


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Hydraulic Controls

1. Are all hydraulic controls tested for smooth and proper operation without unusual noise?


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Attachments

1. Do attachments function properly, with no unusual noise, and are securely in place, especially removable attachments?


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Limit Switches

1. Are limit switches, including travel limit, lift limit, tilt limit, and safety reverse (for walkies), checked for proper operation?


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Battery Charge

1. Is the battery charge confirmed to be in full green or at 75% after raising the forks?


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Wire Guidance (SP And Turret Option)

1. For trucks with wire guidance (SP and Turret Option), is the acquisition and tracking of the wire checked, ensuring that brakes are set and the alarm works, and is it tested by slowly driving off the end aisle wire?


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End Aisle Control (SP And Turret Option)

1. For trucks with end aisle control (SP and Turret Option), does the alarm beep, and does the truck slow down or stop as programmed at the aisle end?


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Damage

1. Are there any parts that are bent, dented, or broken?


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Leaks

1. Are the fuel, oil, radiator, and hydraulics checked?


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Tires & Wheels

1. Are the drive wheels, steer wheels, load wheels, casters, and other components inspected?


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Forks

1. Are the components secure and free from being bent, cracked, or badly worn?


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Chains, Cables & Hoses

1. Are the chains, cables, and hoses in their designated places?


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Battery

1. Is the battery cable and connector condition checked, including cable routing within the truck and ensuring the battery retainer is securely in place?


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Guards

1. Are all guards, including overhead, load backrest, gates, and side rails (SP & Turret Models), in place and in good condition?


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Mechanical Safety Devices

1. Are all mechanical safety devices such as the operator harness or seat belt, fire extinguisher, name/data plate, and warning labels in good condition?


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Operator Compartment/Controls

1. Are the operator compartment and controls inspected, including all controls, steering tiller, pedals, etc., and ensuring the seat locks are in position?


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Power Up

1. Is the power turned on by using the key, and are all indicator lights and alarms confirmed to be working?


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Power Disconnect

1. Is the power disconnect activated to cut off all electrical power?


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Electrical Safety Devices

1. Do electrical safety devices, including the horn, audible signals, entry bar, flashing lights, and indicator lights, work?


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Steering

1. Is the steering checked for any binding or excessive play?


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Brakes & Travel Controls

1. Are braking and plugging distances checked while traveling slowly, with further checks at higher speeds, ensuring smooth acceleration without jerkiness?


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Parking Brake

1. Is the parking brake, whether seat, hand, or foot, checked for proper operation?


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Hydraulic Controls

1. Are all hydraulic controls tested for smooth and proper operation without unusual noise?


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Attachments

1. Do attachments function properly, with no unusual noise, and are securely in place, especially removable attachments?


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Limit Switches

1. Are limit switches, including travel limit, lift limit, tilt limit, and safety reverse (for walkies), checked for proper operation?


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Battery Charge

1. Is the battery charge confirmed to be in full green or at 75% after raising the forks?


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Wire Guidance (SP And Turret Option)

1. For trucks with wire guidance (SP and Turret Option), is the acquisition and tracking of the wire checked, ensuring that brakes are set and the alarm works, and is it tested by slowly driving off the end aisle wire?


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End Aisle Control (SP And Turret Option)

1. For trucks with end aisle control (SP and Turret Option), does the alarm beep, and does the truck slow down or stop as programmed at the aisle end?


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