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What are some items included on daily forklift checklists?

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Items included on a daily forklift checklist vary based on forklift type, but may include inspection of standard equipment, such as steering, brakes, horns, safety seats and lights. Additional standard inspection items include overhead guards, tires, hydraulic cylinders, mast assemblies and lift chains and rollers. Forks, gas gauges and LPG tanks, tank hoses and locator pins are also items included on a daily forklift checklist.

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Items impacting engine running procedures that are included on daily forklift checklists include the oil pressure indicator lamp, ammeter and ammeter indicator lamp, the hour meter and the water temperature gauge. Inspection of load handling attachment operations is also included on standard daily checklists. Fuel levels, hydraulic fuel levels, engine oil levels and engine coolant levels are inspected on applicable forklifts. The battery and windshield wipers are also included on some inspection checklists.

Access sample daily forklift inspection checklists on OSHA.gov by clicking the A to Z Index link at the top of the home page, followed by Forklifts under the letter F heading. Select the second Sample Daily Checklists for Powered Industrial Trucks link under the Highlights heading on the right side of the Powered Industrial Trucks Forklifts page. Sample daily checklists are available for electric, propane and yard forklifts. The first Sample Daily Checklists for Powered Industrial Trucks link under the Highlights heading offers a detailed but generalized checklist for powered industrial trucks.

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