Operator's Daily Checklist

Operator's Daily Checklist

OSHA requires a pre-shift inspection of all lift trucks before they are placed into service. Employers must be certain that no condition exists that might adversely affect the safety of the truck. If problems are found, they must be reported and the truck should be taken out of service immediately for repair. A Clark "Warning: Do NOT Operate" Tag should be affixed to the truck, and not removed until the necessary repairs have been made.

Since pre-shift inspection is an OSHA requirement, it is important for the employer to be prepared to document that these inspections have been made on a regular basis. The checklist below can serve as proof of such inspection.

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