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Daewoo IC Forklifts

Daewoo IC Forklifts

Inspect a Forklift
There are over 10,000 workplace injuries connected to forklifts happen every year, according to HRSDC and OSHA reports. Many of these accidents are caused by driver error. Lack of appropriate equipment maintenance and inspection results in many others. Operation and maintenance of a forklift is not just the reason for personal injuries, but also of damage to property. Forklifts could damage building structures, overhead pipes and sprinklers, and other machinery when operated incorrectly. The following day by day check ups must be done so as to lessen the possibility of forklift accidents.

Turn the engine off prior to checking various fluid levels: fuel, engine oil, coolant, brake fluid and hydraulic oil. The tires must be checked for signs of wear and tear. Check the tire air pressure. Check the forks' condition. The load backrest should be attached firmly. Do a visual inspection of the top-clip retaining heel and pin. Next perform an inspection of the mast chains, hydraulic hoses, stops and cables. Ensure that the finger and overhead guards are firmly attached.

LP forklifts have propane tanks that have to be inspected for signs of corrosion, damage or rust. Test the battery's electrolyte levels and charge. All belts must be checked for wear. Check to make sure the owner's manual is stored on-board the forklift in a storage compartment. Check the seat belt to make sure the latches are secure. Check the hood latch to make certain that it is functioning as it should.

Start the forklift and listen to the engine noise to make sure there are no unusual sounds. If there are, investigate immediately. Test the accelerator and the steering controls. The parking break and the service break must be properly functioning.

To guarantee proper functioning in both reverse and forward, the drive control and tilt control must be checked. The functioning of the lowering control, the hoist and attachment control needs periodic inspection. Check the lights and horn. Afterward check the wipers, heater and defroster to make certain they are working smoothly. Inspect each gauge to find out that it is reading within functional limits.

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