Forklift Safety Checklist

The forklift, as one of the lifting equipment on the plant site, requires careful care, especially in terms of protection. Forklift activity is synonymous with a number of possible dangers. A thorough inspection prior to forklift service would ensure the protection of not only the forklift driver, but also all staff and business properties.You may want to check out additional reading for more.

A forklift protection checklist will assist you in ensuring its safety. It will assist you in identifying any current or future forklift issues. It is important to provide a forklift protection checklist, which should be available at your factory.

Questions on the safety checklist should be replied with a simple Yes or No, and whether the response is No, a remark or statement should be included.

Knowledge in general

Division/Department/Section in Workplace

Place that you would be running

Forklift identification

Description of the job (brief)

Conditions in the workplace

Is there a barrier between the operation room and walkers?

Are there enough and transparent safety signals to alert walkers of forklifts?

Is it possible to have a walker route and zebra crossings?

Is it strictly forbidden for employees to enter the route of a forklift?

Are there mirrors in any of the blind spots?

Are all affected employees told of changes to the working area and every other office design?

Check forklift parts

Is the forklift’s design up to snuff for the job?

Is there a simple forklift load map available?

Is there a seat belt available?

Is the maximum speed limited?

Do the horn, reversing beeper, proximity warning, and blinking light all work as they should?

Is there a FOPS (falling object protection structure) on the forklift?

Is servicing carried out on a routine basis?

Are reports of forklift servicing and repairs kept?

Is there any fuel in the forklift?

Is the battery in the forklift charged?

Are the tyres on the forklift completely inflated?

Is the tyre pressure sufficient and safe?

Is the state of the tyres satisfactory?

Are the forklift brakes functional?

Is the steering in good working order?

Is the gear control functional?

Are the left and right mirrors transparent and available?

Are all of the sensors and gauges working properly?

Is there some evidence of liquid leakage from the forklift?

Are the levels of gasoline, oil, hydraulic fluid, and coolant adequate?

Is the forklift equipped with a handheld fire extinguisher?

Is it essential for forklift operators to wear a hard hat?

If you need to wear some other personal protection devices, such as gloves, earplugs, or protected shoes?