The Pre-Operational Inspection
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A pre-operational or "pre-use" inspection must be conducted prior to using a forklift for the first time each day or the first time each shift. Many organizations use a detailed checklist for this purpose. Depending on your type of forklift, there are different things to look for during your pre-operational inspection, including hoses and connectors, fuel used, and any damage, just to name a few. Pre-operational inspections are a vital part of any forklift operation.
Topics include the types of things to look for during the pre-operational inspection depending on your type of forklift, how inspections vary between propane-powered and battery-powered trucks, and what to do should you find issues during the inspection.