What is a Pre-Shift Inspection?
Pre-Shift InspectionsForklift preshift inspections allow the operator a chance to identify any component or item on the forklift that is damaged, unsafe or questionable. By law, OSHA requires that the inspections are done at least daily for single shift operations and before every shift for around the clock operation.[29 CFR 1910.178(q)(7)] The operator should conduct a pre-start visual check with the key off and then perform an operational check with the engine running. The forklift should not be placed in service if the examinations show that the vehicle may not be safe to operate. To eliminate any confusion, download our free preshift inspection forms above to hit all required check points and eliminate any unnecessary liability that could come from not properly conducting the preshift inspections.
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