Forklift Operator Safety Audit

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Forklift Operator Safety Audit

Daily Safety Inspection

1. Does the operator complete the pre-shift safety inspection correctly?


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2. Does the operator fully understand the capacity information plate?


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3. Does the operator fully understand the correct fault reporting procedures?


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4. Does the operator perform daily takeover audits / checks on the forklift he operates?


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Operator Safety & Observation

1. Does the operator mount or dismount the forklift correctly?


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2. Does the operator use the seat belt correctly?


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3. Does the operator keep his/her body parts within the confines of the vehicle?


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4. Does the operator pay attention to the surroundings?


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5. Does the operator look in the direction of travel without getting distracted?


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6. Does the operator use the horn as and when required?


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7. Does the operator follow the correct protocols in case of an unattended vehicle?


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8. Is the operator’s all round safety observation satisfactory?


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9. Is the operator’s all round safety observation satisfactory?


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Steering & Operating Controls

1. Is the operator able to start and stop smoothly?


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2. Does the operator use the assistor correctly?


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3. Does the operator brake harshly / erratically?


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4. Does the operator ensure the parking brake is released prior to moving off?


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5. Does the operator ride the foot brake?


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6. Does the operator operate the hydraulic controls when the lift truck is in motion?


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7. Does the operator able to correctly operate and understands the controls of the forklift?


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Competency In Load Capacity

1. Does the operator match the load with the truck's capacity?


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2. Does the operator check for stability after loading?


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Manoeuvring & Transportation

1. Are the forks too low?


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2. When operating in reverse, is the operator looking around appropriately?


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3. Is the operator maintaining a speed consistent with the type of load and working conditions?


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4. Is the operator manoeuvring safely with the lift truck and load?


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Stacking & De-stacking

1. Does the operator use the parking brake when operating the hydraulics?


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2. Does the operator use neutral gear when operating the hydraulics?


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3. Are the fork arms central under the load?


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4. Are the fork arms rubbing at any time?


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5. Do the fork tips touch the load?


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6. Are the forks level with the loads?


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7. Is the load stacked correctly?


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8. Are the fork arms not fully inserted (undercut)?


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Parking

1. Does the operator correctly apply the park brake?


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2. Does the operator set the direction lever to the neutral position?


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3. Does the operator correctly apply forward tilt?


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4. Does the operator correctly lower the fork arms?


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5. Does the operator manoeuvre the wheels so that they are in-line with the forklift?


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6. Does the operator switch off the forklift and remove the key once parked up?


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