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Forklift checklist

Check safety with a 100% digital forklift checklist to reduce occupational risks and increase efficiency.

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Forklift Daily Checklist Template

Check with the daily forklift daily checklist template that your vehicle functions properly before you start your workday.

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Forklift Pre-Start Checklist Template

Conducting forklift pre-start checklist template help ensure safety and mitigate risks of accidents when operating a forklift.

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Forklift Operator Safety Checklist

Use this forklift operator safety checklist to check the skills of the forklift truck driver.

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What is a forklift checklist for?

A forklift checklist is used to ensure the safety of forklifts and forklift trucks. Using a forklift checklist reduces the occupational risks for the workers using it at their workplace and ensures more efficient maintenance in the organization, factory or warehouse where it is used. It's also recommended to use a checklist for an inspection of a scissor lift.

We will now talk about the following topics:

1. 5 basic aspects of a forklift checklist

2. A digital tool for creating your own forklift checklist

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5 basic aspects of a forklift checklist

1. Visual checks

  • General condition
  • Forks
  • Carriage plate
  • Mast
  • Black rest extension
  • Lift chains
  • Tyres
  • Wheels
  • Overhead Guard
  • Energy source
  • Identification / number plate
  • Operator's compartment
  • Access
  • Lights, windscreen and mirrors
  • Fire extinguisher

2. Working environment

  • No evidence of leaks
  • No obstructions
  • Correct forklift type for working environment.

3. Operational checks

  • Seat
  • Safety belt
  • Ignition and electrical systems
  • Reversing alarm and horn
  • Warning lights and lights
  • Hydraulic controls
  • Brakes
  • Clutch and gearshift
  • Steering
  • Exhaust
  • Noise

4. Use on the public road

  • Forklift truck registered and number plate (front and rear) in place, clean, correct colour and working correctly.
  • Valid tax and insurance disc displayed.
  • Road lights in place, clean, correct colour and working correctly.

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Lumiform: a digital tool for creating your own forklift checklist

Individual digital forms

The flexible form construction kit makes it possible to create new individual checklists at any time and to adapt them again and again.

First class customer service

Lumiform's excellent 24/5 support will reliably answer all your questions about the app when you need assistance using Lumiform’s software.

Scheduling and notifications

The Lumiform App ensures that the schedule is kept. All employees receive notifications about the procedure and due dates. Managers automatically receive notifications when assignments are overdue and problems have occurred.

Time-defined work steps

Keep an eye on your schedule and use the information to identify opportunities to increase your efficiency.

Faster identification and resolution of problems

The data you collect from inspections is collected under the Analysis Tab. Here you can access all data and view your performance reports broken down by time, location and department. This helps you quickly identify causes and problems so you can fix them as quickly as possible.

Track inspections in facilities over time

Monitor your team's inspection performance and identify opportunities to improve the process and efficiency of your operations.


Connect Lumiform's software to enterprise software systems.

Time-defined targets

Keep an eye on what's happening and identify insights from the information gained to increase your efficiency.

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