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How to Conduct a Pre-Start Forklift Inspection

Conduct pre-start inspection with the engine off. Check fluid levels and inspect for leaks. Make sure safety devices are working and that safety warnings are present. Check mast chain tension. Do not put your hand inside the mast! Check tires for cuts and make sure tire pressure is adequate. Check operator compartment for grease and debris. Check fork condition, including top clip retaining pin and heel. Check load backrest.

Then conduct an operational inspection with the engine on. Things to check:

Remove forklifts from service that are unsafe, defective or need repair! Additionally, report any unusual noises or vibrations!