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(MEWP) Mobile Elevating Work Platform Pre-use Inspection Checklist

Use this checklist to complete prior tasks before using the equipment. The checklist will help you prevent hazards that are usually unidentified because of the lack of pre-start inspections.
MaintainX
07/15/2022

(MEWP) Mobile Elevating Work Platform Pre-use Inspection Checklist

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Use this checklist to complete prior tasks before using the equipment. The checklist will help you prevent hazards that are usually unidentified because of the lack of pre-start inspections.
  • Operator:

  • Company:

  • Location:

  • Make & Model:

  • Hour Meter Reading:

    Meter name
    Unit
  • Date:

  • Unit No.:

  • POWER OFF CHECKS

  • Wheels/Tires/Tracks

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Lights/Strobes

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Engine/Battery:

  • Cover panel(s)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Debris

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Belts/Hoses

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Air filter indicator

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Wires/Cables/Terminals

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Battery-Batteries clean/dry/secure

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fluids:

  • Engine oil (level) (leaks)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Engine coolant (Level) (Leaks)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Hydraulic oil (Level) (Leaks)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fuel/Battery (Level) (Leaks)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Hydraulics:

  • Cylinders/Rods/Pin locks

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Hoses/Lines/Fittings

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Data/Capacity plate

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Verify equipment inspections are current

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Counterweight/Counterweight bolt(s)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Accessory plugs & cables

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Boom/Lift arms/Extending structure

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Power track

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Safety prop

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Work platform/Guardrails/Anchor points

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Weather-resistant storage compartment

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • OEM approved attachments

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fire extinguisher(s)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Other: (specify)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Power On Checks

  • Unit starts & runs properly

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Instruments/System warning indicators

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fuel/Charge leve

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Audible/Visual warning devices

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Function controls:

  • Drive

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Steering

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Braking

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Work platform

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Slewing (turret rotate)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Boom/Jib/Lift arms

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Accessories/Optional equipment

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Function-enable (deadman) devices

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Emergency/Auxiliary controls

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Safety interlocks

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • GENERAL

  • Housekeeping

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Manufacturer's operation manuals

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Decals/Signs/Inspection notices

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Control markings

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • WORKPLACE INSPECTION

  • Drop-offs or holes

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Bumps & floor/Ground obstructions

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Debris

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Overhead obstructions

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Electrical conductors

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Hazardous locations

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Slopes

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Ground/Surface & support conditions

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Pedestrian/Vehicle traffic

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Weather conditions

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Other possible hazards

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Report any problems found to your supervisor/employer. ALWAYS lock/tag-out unsafe equipment.

  • Comments:

  • Additional inspections by (print name):

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