FORKLIFT OPERATOR'S DAILY CHECKLIST
Date of Inspection: __________
Truck ID#: ____________
Location of Truck: ____________
Hour Meter Reading: ___________
Supervisor (sign): ______________________
Before beginning operation of the truck, check each item below. Notify the
supervisor of any items that require maintenance and remove the truck from
service until repairs complete.
Ignore any item that does not apply to the truck being inspected. Explain problems
noted below or describe additional problems below the chart.
KEY OFF / VISUAL CHECKS
Overhead Guard: damaged, loose or missing
Hydraulic Cylinders: damaged, leaking
Mast/Carriage Assembly: damaged, loose or missing parts,
excessive wear, leaks
Lift Chains and Roller: damaged, uneven chain tension.
Forks: damaged, bent, worn.
Tires and Wheels: damaged, worn, loose.
LP Gas Tank and Hose ((LP) gas trucks only): tank secure,
hose damage, leaks, gas odor.
Seat and Seat Belts: damaged, loose or missing?
Warning Decals/Operators Manual: missing and not
Data Plate/Load Chart: missing or not readable?
Battery: properly installed, caps and cables tight and
undamaged, charged, proper fluid level.
Gauges and Instruments: damaged or missing.
Engine Oil: check level, dirty, leaks.
Engine Coolant: check level, leaks.
Transmission Fluid: check level, leaks.
Hydraulic Fluid: check level, leaks.
KEY ON / OPERATNG CHECKS
Lights-Front/Tail/Brake: operating properly?
Gauges: operating properly?
Mast: lifts and lowers smoothly, chains and rollers operate
properly, excess noise, fluid leaks.
Carriage and Attachments: tilts forward and backward
smoothly, excess noise, leaks.
Steering: works properly, excess free play, leaks.
Horn: does it works properly?
Control levers: operate properly,