Hyundai IC Forklifts
Inspect a Forklift
Workplace injuries related to forklift operation within North America average approximately more than 10,000 every year, based on the statistics from the HRSDC and OSHA. Some injuries are caused by the lack of maintenance of the machinery and proper equipment inspection. Other injuries are due to operator error.
Injuries are not the only issues that are related to the operation and maintenance of lift trucks. Another serious problem is damage to property. Forklift accidents can cause damage to overhead pipes, sprinklers, and other machinery and building walls. By completing thorough inspections each and every day, you can help lessen 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 check the tires of the machinery looking for indications of wear, correct air pressure and general condition. Visually check the forks on the front of the equipment too. Verify the condition of the heel and top-clip retaining pin. Check that the backrest is securely attached. Confirm that the finger guard and overhead are attached. Visually check the cables and stops, the mast chains and the hydraulic hoses too.
You should inspect the propane tank if you are utilizing liquid propane of LP forklifts. Look for any signs of damage, rust or corrosion. Be sure that the battery has enough levels of electrolyte and that is charged sufficiently. Visually inspect all belts. Check to verify the location of the owner's instruction manual and make certain it is located in the designated on-board storage compartment. Confirm the hood latch and confirm that it is operating as it is supposed to. Inspect the seatbelt and make certain it is functioning properly and latches securely.
You could turn the engine on after you have completed all the steps mentioned above. Listen carefully to the engine. Investigate any strange sounds immediately. Make sure that both the parking brake and the service brake are functioning properly. Make certain that the steering controls and the accelerator are working at optimum performance levels.
- Terex Container Forklift
Terex construction equipment has earned a worldwide reputation for being powerful, dependable and effective. These equipment are ... More
- Hyster Loaded Container Handlers
It is suggested to often inspect the front end of your lift truck as part of your pre-shift or daily inspection, in order to help avoid ... More
- Nissan Double Reach Forklifts
Narrow aisle trucks or reach trucks have become more common because of their ability to lessen their floor space and aisle count needs. ... More
- Terex Knuckle Boom Lifts
Telescoping Boom Lifts Telescoping booms lifts are designed to mount a work bucket on an extendable, straight arm that is located on a ... More
- Potain Self Erect Cranes
For big building construction projects, tower cranes are utilized quite often. These machines are rather necessary for heavy lifting as ... More