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Powered industrial trucks – daily checklist – combustion engine

Powered industrial trucks (i.e., forklifts) are used extensively in warehouses, factories, and other places to move materials. Before operating a powered industrial truck, the worker should perform an inspection of the equipment. The following checklist can be used to evaluate the operational safety of an internal combustion powered industrial truck (i.e., diesel, gasoline, propane, etc.). Any “no” answer should be reported immediately to management, and the truck tagged out-of-service.

 

Truck #:


Truck Hours:


Checked by:


Date:


 

CHECKLIST

YES

NO N/A
Have any modifications been made without the approval of the manufacturer that could affect the safe operation of the powered industrial truck?      
Leaks – fuel, hydraulic oil, engine oil, or radiator coolant      
Tires – proper condition and pressure      
Forks – top clip retaining pin and heel check condition      
Load backrest – securely attached      

Visible damage to:

     
  • Cables and stops
     
  • Engine belts
     
  • Hydraulic hoses
     
  • Mast chains
     
Overhead guard attached      
Propane tank (LP gas truck) – rust corrosion, damage      
Safety warnings – attached (refer to parts manual for location)      

Check fluid levels:

     
  • Battery – water/electrolyte level and charge
     
  • Brake fluid
     
  • Engine fluid
     
  • Hydraulic fluid
     
  • Radiator coolant
     
  • Transmission fluid
     
All engine belts – check visually      
Engine air cleaner – squeeze rubber dirt trap or check the restriction alarm (if equipped)      
Operator’s manual – available      
Nameplate – attached and information matches unit      
Seat belt – functioning smoothly      
Hood latch – adjusted and securely fastened      

Turn engine on for the following checks:

     
  • Accelerator or direction control pedal – functioning smoothly
     
  • Attachment control – operation
     

Check cab functions (if equipped):

     
  • Heat and/or defroster
     
  • Wipers
     
Drive control – forward/reverse – functioning smoothly      

Check gauges:

     
  • Ammeter
     
  • Engine oil pressure
     
  • Fuel level
     
  • Hour meter
     
  • Temperature
     
Hoist and lowering control – functioning smoothly      
Horns and lights – functioning      
Parking brake – functioning smoothly, holds equipment in place      
Service brake – functioning smoothly, stops equipment      
Dead man brake – functions      
Steering operation – functioning smoothly      
Tilt control – forward and back – functioning smoothly      

 

To learn more about Hanover Risk Solutions, visit hanoverrisksolutions.com.

 


171-10050  (7/17)              LC2017-280

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Powered industrial trucks – daily checklist – combustion engine

Powered industrial trucks (i.e., forklifts) are used extensively in warehouses, factories, and other places to move materials. Before operating a powered industrial truck, the worker should perform an inspection of the equipment. The following checklist can be used to evaluate the operational safety of an internal combustion powered industrial truck (i.e., diesel, gasoline, propane, etc.). Any “no” answer should be reported immediately to management, and the truck tagged out-of-service.

 

Truck #:


Truck Hours:


Checked by:


Date:


 

CHECKLIST

YES

NO N/A
Have any modifications been made without the approval of the manufacturer that could affect the safe operation of the powered industrial truck?      
Leaks – fuel, hydraulic oil, engine oil, or radiator coolant      
Tires – proper condition and pressure      
Forks – top clip retaining pin and heel check condition      
Load backrest – securely attached      

Visible damage to:

     
  • Cables and stops
     
  • Engine belts
     
  • Hydraulic hoses
     
  • Mast chains
     
Overhead guard attached      
Propane tank (LP gas truck) – rust corrosion, damage      
Safety warnings – attached (refer to parts manual for location)      

Check fluid levels:

     
  • Battery – water/electrolyte level and charge
     
  • Brake fluid
     
  • Engine fluid
     
  • Hydraulic fluid
     
  • Radiator coolant
     
  • Transmission fluid
     
All engine belts – check visually      
Engine air cleaner – squeeze rubber dirt trap or check the restriction alarm (if equipped)      
Operator’s manual – available      
Nameplate – attached and information matches unit      
Seat belt – functioning smoothly      
Hood latch – adjusted and securely fastened      

Turn engine on for the following checks:

     
  • Accelerator or direction control pedal – functioning smoothly
     
  • Attachment control – operation
     

Check cab functions (if equipped):

     
  • Heat and/or defroster
     
  • Wipers
     
Drive control – forward/reverse – functioning smoothly      

Check gauges:

     
  • Ammeter
     
  • Engine oil pressure
     
  • Fuel level
     
  • Hour meter
     
  • Temperature
     
Hoist and lowering control – functioning smoothly      
Horns and lights – functioning      
Parking brake – functioning smoothly, holds equipment in place      
Service brake – functioning smoothly, stops equipment      
Dead man brake – functions      
Steering operation – functioning smoothly      
Tilt control – forward and back – functioning smoothly      

 

To learn more about Hanover Risk Solutions, visit hanoverrisksolutions.com.

 


171-10050  (7/17)              LC2017-280