For the utilization of lift trucks, there are several safety and health rules governing their use. Lift trucks are large industrial machinery that could be dangerous and need to be handled with safety in mind. The regulations and rules state that the driver should conduct daily checks on the lift truck and more thorough checks on a weekly basis and every month. The following inspections should be carried out on the lift truck:
Forklift Brakes - the brakes are a really essential component of the forklift machines and hence they should be double and tripled checked. A brake check is carried out with various pedal heights and pressures to determine the sensitivity of the brakes. The brake lights must be checked at the same time.
The Tires - the tires are also important to the safe functioning of the truck and to the braking system. All the tires have to be properly checked to ensure they are inflated to the proper pressure and that there are no punctures in the tires.
Controller - To determine whether the system is in good working condition, the forklift controller system needs to be inspected by operating the forks and the release mechanism. Any hint of problems should be reported and tended to immediately. The forklift should not be utilized until the controller system has been fixed.
Steering Wheel - To make certain that the turning of the wheel is right, the operator should check the forklift steering wheel. Forklift safety depends on the steering wheel responding well and working accurately. There are a variety of checks that can be done to determine the performance of the steering wheel.
Engine Oil - the Removing the oil dip stick from the engine with help determine if the engine requires oil. The dipstick would show both the level of the oil and the oil color. The oil should be refilled if the level is too low. If the colour is off, there could be contamination occurring.
Fire Extinguisher - all forklift trucks are required to be equipped with a fire extinguisher. The extinguisher needs to be tested to ensure it would work correctly in case of a fire. Different kinds of fire extinguisher should be inspected in specific ways. For instance, a dry chemical extinguisher should be shaken.