A system should be established for reporting defects and ensuring that remedial work is carried out. A planned routine maintenance system should include:
The price of correcting unexpected vehicle failure is always higher than the cost of preventing that failure in the first place. Well maintained forklifts have both business and safety benefits.
Forklifts that are well maintained and regularly checked:
The direct business benefits are:
Safety benefits include:
It is recommended that the forklift is checked in a clockwise/ anti-clockwise direction covering the following main visual & operational items:
Recording of defects
Record and report any defects in accordance with the employer’s defect reporting systems. Remember: any safety-critical items must be repaired or the forklift must be taken out of service. Records of all checks, repairs and services should be kept for the forklift. Analysis of the records may highlight a pattern or history of recurring defects or poor maintenance repair standards.
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)