A lack of proper Forklift Maintenance can lead to some serious accidents. It can also result in the breakdown of the equipment and unscheduled stoppages to your work.
Every employer is required that all work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, and is in efficient working order and in good repair. This is primarily to ensure that the equipment is safe, but it also has implications for productivity.
organising a sound system of daily or pre-shift safety checks is the cornerstone of good Forklift Maintenance. This will ensure that all essential fluids are topped off and other potential defects can be identified before they become a major problem.
Preventive Forklift Maintenance
providing Regular, preventive Forklift Maintenance should always be scheduled in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer of your equipment. Guidance on this can be provided by Ability Handling. The time interval between the various services and inspections will vary according to the intensity of use and the working environment. Forklift trucks are regarded as plant for maintenance purposes and time intervals are recorded in hours. For convenience your dealer will translate this into months for the purpose of determining the planned dates for forklift maintenance activity.
If you use hired fork lift trucks you must allow us regular access to the equipment for the purpose of Forklift Maintenance.