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Safety Equipment (Rotating lights, back-up alarms, fire extinguisher, etc.) -
Check operation of lights and alarms; check fire extinguisher gague.
Check operation (right and left turn); check for looseness or play.
Overhead Guard & Operator Assist Grip -
Visually inspect for damage and cracks; check for loose or missing bolts/screws.
Load Backrest Extension -
Visually check for loose or missing bolts and damage.
Mast, Carriage, Forks or Attachment -
Visually check for loose or missing bolts and wear/damage; check chains for even tension; check operation and adjustment. Check operation of mast interlock system, if applicable.
Operator's Compartment -
Visually inspect for cleanliness. Check seat belt and seat belt warning light, if applicable, seat adjustment and horn operation. Is Operation & Maintenance Manual in the proper location?
Service Brakes -
Visually check fluid level and pedal travel; check operation of brakes.
Parking Brake -
Check operation of parking brake adjustment/lever effort and parking brake warning buzzer and light, if applicable. With capacity load on forks, move lift truck to ramp area and activate parking brake to verify that the truck will stay in place.
Visually check for foreign particles, gouge and cuts; check wheel nuts; check for adequate tread.
Wearing the proper safety equipment, check the electrolyte level, connection and specific gravity of battery cells; check for leaks.
Battery Compartment -
Inspect for corrosion; check battery for correct size and weight; check restraint; check cables; check emergency battery disconnect, if applicable.