Topics Covered in this PDF Checklist:
- Checking the equipment for damage including the seat belt, headrest, mast, carriage, forks
- Checking the power sources including battery connections, and fuel tank leaks
- Performing operational checks including the lights, horn, steering, and oil level
Other Forklift Safety Checklists
Forklift Pre-Shift Inspection by University of CaliforniaNumber of Checklist Tasks: 16 OSHA Regulations: Compliant with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178(q)(7) that requires forklifts to be inspected daily Created by: University of California
Operator’s Daily Checklist by Allied ForkliftsNumber of Checklist Tasks: 51 OSHA Regulations: Compliant with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178(q)(7) that requires forklifts to be inspected daily Created by: Allied Forklifts
Forklift Safety Checklist by Department of Commerce AustraliaNumber of Checklist Tasks: 33 OSHA Regulations: Compliant with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178(q)(7) that requires forklifts to be inspected daily Created by: Department of Commerce Australia
Making your Forklift Work for You
This checklist was created by WorkCover NSW which is the regulatory agency in New South Wales that is in charge of workplace safety. It’s basically the NSW equivalent of OSHA. It is recommended that the checklist be completed regularly and at least every 3 months. The checklist covers optimal forklift operation but does not cover safety training requirements set by WorkCover.
Forklifts Operational and Environmental Impacts
Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center's (SHWEC) has produced informations about forklifts operational and environmental impacts. This document covers height and weight requirements, types of forklifts, total costs of ownership, safety & training, and other things to consider when buying forklift.
Forklift Training Facts
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has compiled a lists of answers to the most-often asked questions about forklift training. This document also listed the general forklift and the workplace-specific topics that must be covered when evaluating a forklift operator.