Checklist – Forklift truck operator safety evaluation
Assure forklift operations safety and identify improvement areas in your organization.
1.1. Vehicle type, mame and Brand?
1.2. Vechicle ID?
2.1. Has the operator a valid certificate of training that has been passed within the last three years?
2.2. Date of test or refresher Course?
2.3. Has the operator an up to date authorisation/licence to operate, signed and renewable annually?
2.4. The operator mounts / dismounts correctly?
2.5. Uses the seatbelt correctly?
2.6. Keeps body parts within the confines of the vehicle?
2.7. Operator looks in the direction of travel?
2.8. Correct use of the horn when appropriate?
2.9. Follows the correct procedures for an “unattended” vehicle?
Steering & Operating Controls
3.1. Starts and stops smoothly?
3.2. Releases the parking brake prior to moving off?
3.3. Operates the hydraulic controls when the lift truck is in motion?
3.4. Rough use of hydraulic controls?
3.5. Operates and understands the controls?
3.6. Operating in reverse, looking in the direction of travel to the correct ratio?
3.7. Operates at a speed consistent with the type of load and working conditions?
3.8. Operator applies the park brake when operating the hydraulics?
3.9. Operator applies neutral when operating the hydraulics?
3.10. Fork arms central under the load?
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