With the current development in reducing tailpipe emissions and improving the efficiency of engines, more and more companies have been converting from diesel to electric forklifts. Using power supplied by rechargeable batteries, electric forklifts provide great assistance for easier stacking, loading, and transport of finished products or construction materials, while being environmentally friendly and lowering operational costs.
Generally used in warehouses, forklifts have extended their functionality from carrying and transferring bulky products and materials, into loading items to ships and barges and even shoveling snow to clear pathways.
Similar to any type of motorized vehicle, inspection of forklifts require that major parts are in tip-top shape. This includes the inspection of the following:
- Overhead guard
- Mast assembly
FacilityBot’s Electric Forklift Inspection Checklist
To ensure forklifts will not break down, it is best to consult a licensed mechanic or an authorized personnel from the manufacturer. Facilitybot has published an Electric Forklift Inspection Checklist sample, accessible from our free library of preventive maintenance checklists. It provides a template as a starting point for executing in-site inspections of forklifts.