Scissor Lift Pre-Inspection Checklist

Use this Scissor Lift Pre-Inspection Checklist to ensure safe and efficient operation, guiding users to conduct essential checks before each lift usage.

Scissor Lift Pre-Inspection Checklist



Pre Start-up Walk-around

1. Are the condition and inflation of wheels, tires, and axles checked?


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2. Are the hydraulic components inspected for their condition and checked for any signs of leaks?


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3. Is the data plate checked to ensure it remains accurate and legible?


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4. Has the annual inspection been verified?


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5. Does the battery tray open and close, and do they latch or lock shut?


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6. Do the cover panels open and close, and do they latch or lock shut?


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7. Are the engine fluids, filters, belts, and hoses checked?


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8. Are the batteries checked to ensure they are clean, dry, secure, with sealed caps and cables, and at the correct fluid level?


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9. Are the fuel tank and level checked?


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10. Is the hydraulic oil level checked?


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11. Are the lights and strobes checked?


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12. Are the placards, labels, and decals checked?


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13. Is the top of the base checked for any signs of leaks or debris?


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14. Are the accessory plugs and cables checked?


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15. Is the elevating section checked for its general condition and any signs of wear?


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16. Are the hydraulic cylinders and pin locks checked?


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17. Are the pivot pins inspected for wear and security?


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18. Are the lines and hoses of the power track checked?


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19. Is the platform checked to ensure guard rails, toe boards, and extensions are in place and secure?


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20. Is the weather-resistant storage compartment checked to ensure it remains weather-resistant, and are appropriate manuals consistently stored inside?


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21. Are all controls marked and designed to hold to run?


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Powered Checks

1. Is the engine checked to ensure it starts and maintains proper oil pressure?


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2. Is the battery checked and maintained at an appropriate charge level?


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3. Are the gauges and instruments, including the hour meter and warning lights, checked?


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4. Ground and platform controls: • Is the elevating section checked to ensure it can both raise and lower? • Is the drive system checked for both forward and reverse functionalities? • Is the steering system checked to ensure it can steer left and right as intended? • Is the horn checked? • Are the outriggers or stabilizers checked? • Is the pothole protection system checked? • Is the function-enable device checked?


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5. Is the manual lowering system checked?


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6. Are safety interlocks checked?


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Workplace Inspection

1. Are drop-offs or holes inspected?


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2. Are bumps and floor/ground obstructions checked?


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3. Is debris cleared?


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4. Are overhead obstructions checked?


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5. Are energized power lines inspected?


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6. Are hazardous locations identified and inspected?


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7. Are the ground surface and support conditions inspected?


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8. Is pedestrian and vehicle traffic checked?


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9. Are wind and weather conditions monitored to assess their impact on safety during operations?


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10. Are other potential hazards assessed and addressed to maintain a safe working environment?


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