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Counterbalance Electric Forklift Preop Inspection

This procedure is to be completed by a designated operator before operating a counterbalance electric forklift. These inspections involve assessing the condition of the equipment before operations begin, allowing operators or technicians to identify and rectify any potential issues that could compromise forklift safety.
Conestoga College - SMART Centre
04/17/2024

Counterbalance Electric Forklift Preop Inspection

This procedure is to be completed by a designated operator before operating a counterbalance electric forklift. These inspections involve assessing the condition of the equipment before operations begin, allowing operators or technicians to identify and rectify any potential issues that could compromise forklift safety.

    Operator Name

    Date

    Date of the inpection

    Hour Meter

    Record hours for Forklift truck

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    Meter name
    Unit

    Battery Percentage

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    Meter name
    Unit
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    Visual Inspection - check the following components for any visual damage

    Battery - Water Level

    Check for loose, worn, or dirty plug connections, clogged vent caps, adequate electrolyte levels in cells, and secure holddowns or brackets.

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Front Tire (Right)

    Check for wear, damage

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Tilt Cylinder (Right)

    Check for any visible damage or leaks.

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Carriage

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Forks

    Ensure forks are not bent or at different heights, and check for any cracks. Make sure positioning latches are in good working condition, and check that carriage teeth are not broken, chipped, or worn.

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Lift chains & Hoses

    Ensure chain anchor pins are not worn, loose, or bent and hoses are held securely without being loose, crimped, worn, or rubbing.

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Lift Cylinder(s)

    Check for any visible damage or leaks.

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Mast

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Tilt Cylinder (Left)

    Check for any visible damage or leaks.

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Front Tire (Left)

    Check for wear, damage

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Overhead Guard

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Hydraulic Oil Level

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Seat & Seatbelt

    Ensure belts and restraints are free of wear or damage.

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Rear Tire (Left)

    Check for wear, damage

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Rear Tire (Right)

    Check for wear, damage

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Capacity Data Plate

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    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Operational Inspection - Make sure the following are functioning correctly

    Seat Belt

    Ensure the seat belt is functioning by rapidly pulling on it to confirm it is locked.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Horn

    Working and loud enough to be heard in working environment

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Lights

    Headlights and warning lights are operational

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Dash control panel

    All lights and gauges are operational

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Parking Brake

    Holds against slight acceleration

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Steering

    Moves smoothly

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Lift/Lowering Control

    Operates smoothly (check by raising forks to maximum height then lowering forks completely).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Tilt Control

    Moves smoothly, holds the load (check by tilting mast all the way forward and backward).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Side-Shifter

    Operates smoothly (check by shifting all the way to right and all the way to the left).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Back-up (reverse) alarm and other warning devices are operational

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Forward Drive and Braking

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Reverse Drive and Braking

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Cylinders and hoses

    Not leaking after the above checks and no oil spots on the floor.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Listen for Unusual Noise

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail

    Operator Signature

    Click here to sign

    Comments

    Please write down any comments you may have (optional)

    DO NOT operate the lift truck if a problem is detected.

Source: Conestoga College - SMART Centre (Community Member)

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