Hyundai IC Forklifts
Inspect a Forklift
Workplace injuries related to forklift usage in North America average approximately over 10,000 every year, according to the statistics from OSHA and the HRSDC. Several injuries result from the lack of maintenance of the machinery and proper equipment inspection. Other injuries are caused by operator error.
Injuries are not the only concern related to lift truck maintenance and operation. Another serious problem is damage to property. Lift truck mishaps can result in damage to sprinklers, overhead pipes, and other machinery as well as building walls. By completing thorough inspections every day, you could help reduce forklift injuries.
You must first turn the engine off prior to checking the forklift. Check the levels of the engine oil, fuel, hydraulic oil, coolant and brake fluid. Visually inspect the machine's tires looking for signs of wear, appropriate air pressure and general condition. Visually check the forks on the front of the machine as well. Verify the condition of the top-clip retaining pin and heel. Make sure that the backrest is attached firmly. Confirm that both the overhead and finger guards are attached. Visually check the stops and cables, the hydraulic hoses and the mast chains as well.
You should inspect the propane tank if you are using liquid propane of LP forklifts. Check for any signs of damage, rust or corrosion. Be certain that the battery has enough electrolyte levels and which is sufficiently charged. Visually check all belts. Check to confirm the location of the owner's manual and make certain it is situated in the designated on-board storage compartment. Verify the hood latch and confirm that it is operating as it is supposed to. Inspect the seatbelt and make sure it securely latches and is functioning correctly.
After doing the above steps, turn the engine on. Listen carefully to the engine. Investigate any unusual sounds immediately. Make sure that both the parking brake and the service brake are working properly. Confirm that the accelerator and the steering controls are functioning at optimum performance levels.
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