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Forklift Pre-Start Checklist Template

This forklift pre-start checklist contains 11 essential questions which can help spot forklift defects and damages. Regularly perform this forklift checklist in 10 minutes and help keep improve safety. Use Lumiform to generate reports on the spot and submit urgent cases to your manager with captured photos as added pieces of evidence of potential risks that may cause serious harm and injury in the workplace.

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Forklift Pre-Start Checklist Template


Take a picture of the forklift


Any visual damage?
Any damage to signage or rating plates on forklift?
Any faults with the emergency stop?
Any faults with the control functions?
Any unusual noise or vibration?
Any damage to tines or load backrest?
Any damage to overhead guard or ROPS?
Any faults with tires including wheel nuts, inflation pressure and tread?
Any fluid leaks?
Any fluids outside of their appropriate range including engine, hydraulic, transmission, brake fluid, coolant and power steering?
Any faults with reverse beeper, lights or horn?


This is to confirm that you have completed the prestart check and that you will tag the vehicle out and report it to VMS if not safe to operate.
Full Name and Signature of Inspector
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