We all know the importance of performing regular checks on our motor vehicles, weather it be oil and water, tyre tread depth, coolant levels etc… so it makes sense that the same should go for Forklifts, telehandlers and generally any earthmoving or material handling machinery.
When an operator is ready top begin his daily operations he/she must ensure to check the below items first before even starting his forklift or telehandler
• Water level
• Engine oil level
• Hydraulic oil level
• Check for any leaks, cracks or visible defects
• Inspect the mast chains visually (DO NOT use your hands)
• Check tyre tread depth and make sure no holes or gauges in the tyres
• Test all safety devices, such as hooter, seatbelt, pilot light etc..