- Every driver must complete a Forklift Daily Inspection checklist before utilizing the machine.
- Any faults found during the checks must be recorded on the checklist and reported to management before utilizing the machine.
- Management will confirm if the machine can still be used.
OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
- Watch out for pedestrians.
- Ensure the lifting tines are secure into the pallet and the load is stable before lifting or driving off.
- Be careful of ceiling clearance or overhead obstructions when raising the mast.
- Always remember that the safe working load of a forklift reduces as the mast is tilted forward.
- Always put the heavy end of the load against the load backrest.
- When approaching a blind corner or approaching a door/entrance way, use horn and drive slowly.
- Always have someone guide you if a load restricts your vision.
- Slow down when changing direction or on wet or greasy surfaces.
- Avoid harsh braking, especially when carrying a load.
ENDING OPERATIONS AND CLEANING UP
- When stopping the forklift:
- Park on even ground and lower the forks to the ground.
- Shift the gear selector to park position and apply the parking brake.
- Turn off the ignition and remove the keys.
- Do not use faulty equipment. Report any faults immediately.
- Do not allow any passengers to ride on the forks.
- Do not lift a load with the mast tilted forward.
- Do not travel with forks raised or reach mechanism extended.
- Never travel with the load elevated.
- Do not attempt to turn on an incline or sloping surface.
- Do not dismount from a forklift while the engine is running unless the vehicle has completely stopped, transmission is in park position, and the parking brake is effectively engaged.
- Do not leave forks elevated when forklift is unattended.
- Do not refuel an engine-powered forklift unless the motor is stopped, and ignition turned off.
- Do not lift a safety cage without it being chained and if the occupants are not using safety harness.