Posted on: 23 Jun 2021
Topic: General News
CLARK understand the importance of operator safety and that’s why we have such a big focus on designing and manufacturing the best in safety. However, there are also many steps operators can take to improve safe forklift operation. A quick 2 to 5 minute pre-shift check can pay dividends, decreasing the likeliness of serious injuries and accidents to employees. For businesses it also has an added benefit of over time reducing maintenance costs and product damage.
Before performing a pre-shift inspection check, it is advised that you must firstly refer to the forklift models’ specific operator manual or checklist. When conducting a pre-shift forklift inspection there are two important checks; physical and visual checks. Listed below are several important visual and physical checks you must conduct on your forklift. If some of these visual and physical defects are identified then a manager must be notified and the faulty forklift must not be operated.