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Excavator Pre-Start Maintenance Check Template

Perform an excavator pre-start checklist to ensure the safety of your employees and the longevity of your equipment. With this template, it's easy to make sure you pay attention to all the details and don't forget anything so that you can perform regular excavator maintenance check-ups as a security and a preventive measure. .

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Excavator Pre-Start Maintenance Check Template


Date: Time:
Fleet number/rego

Critical Checks

If any of the following critical components are found to be defective the equipment is to be Locked and Tagged out and reported immediately. it shall not be operated until the fault has been rectified.
Check fire extinguisher / suppression systems
Check mirrors/windows/washers
Check Emergency Exits
Check operator warning systems & alarms
Check hose burst protection system
Check swing brake
Check travel alarm
Check lockable isolation points
Check steps and handrails
Check seating and seatbelts
Check emergency shutdown & isolation
Check communications
Check fuel injection system & hydraulic hoses

Fluid Levels

Check engine/swing drive and hydraulic oil
Check fuel coolant oil leaks
Check engine coolant ( Site glass check only)

Conditional Checks

Check exhaust system
Check cabin
Check booms/stick/boom pins/cracks
Check frame and body cracks
Check visible wiring protected
Check tracks /final drive condition
Check ground engaging tool
Check first aid kits
Check signs/ labels/SWL are displayed
Check alternator /A/C Belt
Check engine management system
Check lifting attach /slings / shackles / hooks
Check quick hitch

Operational Checks

Check operational functions
Check lights / warning lights / beacon are working
Check Air conditioning is working
Check horn is working
Check tracks and final drives
Records hours reading

IMPORTANT: Check around plant before moving off

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Safety of your employees and the longevity of your equipment with excavator pre-start checklist

When you're working with heavy equipment, it's important to do everything you can to make sure it stays in good condition so that your employees and the equipment itself are safe. That's why we've created this excavator pre-start checklist - a simple way to keep track of all the things you should be doing before every job so that your excavator is ready for work.

Safety is paramount in any business, and it's important that you take the time to check your excavator before each use. With our excavator pre-start checklist, you can be confident that your employees are safe and your equipment is performing at its best. By using this template, you'll know exactly what to look for when inspecting your excavator so that you can maintain it safely and keep it running smoothly.

With Lumiform’s optimal and digital templates, it's easy for you to check for any possible issues and make sure that everything is working properly before starting excavation work. Not only will this help you avoid any potential accidents or damages, but it will also keep your equipment in good condition for longer.

To enhance operational effectiveness and safety Lumiform provides an excavator pre-start checklist pdf which you can easily download. But by using our App and the digital excavator pre-start checklist you will be able to access several features that will enable you to perform inspections more efficiently.

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