Forklift Operator Shift Takeover Handover Checks

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Forklift Operator Shift Takeover / Handover Checks

Visual Checks

1. Any unresolved faults from the previous shift/day?


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2. Is there any visible damage to the bodywork?


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3. Are all safety guards and covers properly fastened and secured?


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4. Are there any obvious leaks?


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5. Hydraulic fluid level in the reservoir checked?


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6. Mast and carriage free of any damage or foreign items?


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7. Chains and fixing bolts visually checked for damaged links, obvious stretching and appropriate lubrication?


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8. Forks (and securing pins) visually checked for any sign of cracks or any other sign of damage or excess wear?


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9. Backrest / Extension visually checked for damage or debris?


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10. Have all attachments been checked?


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11. All tyres checked for obvious damage, including cuts and tread wear?


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12. Pneumatic tyres checked to ensure correct pressure?


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13. Wheels checked for damage, especially to the rims?


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14. Wheel nuts checked and ensured they are tight?


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15. Is the seat correctly fixed to the truck?


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16. Is the seat belt or other restraint secure and functioning correctly?


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Operational Checks

1. Does the steering feel normal with no undue play or unusual movement?


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2. Do the brakes feel normal and work efficiently?


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3. Does the parking brake work efficiently?


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4. Are all foot and hand controls operating correctly?


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5. If the truck is fitted with computerised systems, are they working correctly?


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6. All warning lights operating correctly?


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7. All gauges and other instruments working correctly?


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8. Lights / Beacon operating correctly?


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9. Is the horn functioning as desired?


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10. Are all alarms functioning correctly?


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11. If other warning devices are fitted, are they operating correctly?


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Petrol/Diesel/LPG

1. Fuel level checked and refuelled if necessary?


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2. Engine oil level checked and topped up if necessary?


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3. Coolant level checked and topped up if necessary?


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4. Fan and other belts checked for correct tension and any obvious damage?


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5. Has the inching pedal checked for correct operation?


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6. Is the LPG bottle secure and clamps fully tightened?


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Battery

1. Battery secure and clean?


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2. Level of distilled water in the battery checked and top up as needed?


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3. Electrolyte levels of all cells checked and satisfactory?


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4. Are all cable connections clean and secure?


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5. Is the battery area clean and free from debris?


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6. Are the batteries secure within their compartment and protective hatches properly closed?


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