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Equipment Pre-Use Inspection Checklist

By taking the following steps each day in this pre-use operation checklist, equipment owners and operators will prevent bad things from happening before they turn into costly downtime events, and will ensure that fleet managers can address concerns in equipment health and upkeep at times throughout the day with the least impact on productivity.
MaintainX
07/21/2022

Equipment Pre-Use Inspection Checklist

By taking the following steps each day in this pre-use operation checklist, equipment owners and operators will prevent bad things from happening before they turn into costly downtime events, and will ensure that fleet managers can address concerns in equipment health and upkeep at times throughout the day with the least impact on productivity.
  • Date:

  • Make:

  • Vehicle #

  • Model:

  • Supervisor:

  • (✓) for sufficient, (x) for requires attention

  • Day:

  • Visual Checks

  • General condition of the equipment

  • Housekeeping of the area – is the floor clear of obstacles?

  • Check overhead guard/possible overhead obstructions

  • Fire extinguisher is present and charged

  • Fluid levels: oil fuel, and radiator

  • Battery: charge, check cables, connections not loose

  • Wheels and tires/tracks: wear, damage, air pressure

  • Forks/backrest/mast/chains/rollers/bucket/blade: No damage, leaks, good working condition

  • Chain anchor pins

  • Fluid leaks, no damp spots or drips on ground

  • Hoses: secure, leaks, worn Air filter intake: cleanliness

  • Signage and stickers legible/ Capacity plate

  • Propane tank(if applicable) – secured, connections tight, hose in good condition

  • Operational Checks

  • Engine: not rough, no noise or leaks

  • Gauges/Horn: loud and working

  • Lights: head lights and warning lights

  • Seatbelt: good working order, damage

  • Steering: loose, tight

  • Tilt/Side shift: loose, sticks, leaks

  • Brakes: foot, parking

  • Details on areas for attention

Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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