Scissor Lift Maintenance Checklist

Use the Scissor Lift Maintenance Checklist for routine inspections, ensuring safe and efficient operation by assessing key components and maintenance needs.​

Scissor Lift Maintenance Checklist



Pre-Start Inspections

1. Does the daily electric scissor lift inspection include checking for visible leakages (oil or battery fluids) or foreign objects?


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2. Is looking for dents, weld or metal cracks, or other visible damage part of the daily inspection?


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3. Is checking the machine decals and placards to ensure they are clean and legible part of the daily inspection?


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4. Are the scissor arms and centering link, as well as the platform gate, inspected daily to ensure proper closure?


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5. Is checking the hydraulic fluid levels and cleanliness part of the daily inspection?


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6. Is it verified during the daily inspection that all applicable manuals are located on the machine?


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Operational

1. Are all fluid levels, including oil, fuel, coolant, and hydraulics, checked?


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2. Is the machine thoroughly inspected for leaks?


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3. Are the wheels and tires checked for structural damage, looking for worn tire treads and cracks or bubbles in the sidewalls, with tire pressure verified at the correct PSI?


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4. Are the steering and brakes tested regularly to ensure they are fully operational?


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5. Is the battery and charge level checked regularly to ensure power isn’t lost on the job?


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6. Are all emergency controls, including horns, gauges, lights, and backup alarms, tested regularly to ensure they are working?


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7. Are all personal protection devices, such as safety harnesses and fall protection gear, regularly checked to ensure they are in place and working?


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Structural

1. Are the following areas inspected for signs of any problems? • Air, electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems • Insulating components • Written warnings, placards, and instructions • Mechanical fasteners and locking pins • Cable and wiring • Outriggers and stabilizers • Guardrails • Loose or missing parts


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Battery Maintenance

1. Are battery banks cleaned to remove excess dirt and debris to ensure batteries stay dry and clean, preventing surface discharge and reducing operating times between charges?


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2. Is an amp-draw test conducted using a high-quality digital battery tester to ensure each battery performs to its recommended specification?


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3. Is a charge test performed by plugging in the battery charger to verify that all batteries are charging, and are any bad batteries replaced to avoid issues with rented units or on-site battery replacements?


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