Allow workers to carry out pre-use checks and spot potential faults before they develop into a more serious and costly defect. These safety checklists are designed to help improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and ensure compliance with legal responsibilities.
The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) (regulation 8) requires that lifting operations are properly planned and that work is carried out in a safe manner. For example, there must be a pre-use check of the platform when fitted to the truck and consideration given to factors such as overturning risks. (Regulation 9) requires lifting equipment for lifting people, which includes trucks and working platforms used to lift people, to be thoroughly examined by a competent person at least once every six months or in accordance with an examination scheme.
A programme of pre-use checks, regular inspections and servicing schedules should be established in accordance with the manufacturers instructions and the risks associated with using a non-integrated working platform. Operators should be encouraged to report defects or problems. Reported problems should be put right quickly and the man basket taken out of service if the item is safety critical. The forklift platform must be thoroughly examined at least every six months to comply with LOLER and PUWER.
Each check book contains 25 individual checklists relating to platform components and mechanical checks to be completed before it is used. Duplicate carbon copies of the completed checklists are retained in the book for management records. The book also includes useful guidance notes to remind operatives what to look for during their inspection.
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