Regardless of the type of mobile equipment used within the facility, pre-shift inspections should always be practiced. Facilities always face the risk of completing the pre-shift inspection too quickly or not filling out the inspection report at all. So how can this best practice for mobile equipment safety be rectified? Digitize it.
By using the latest technologies, such as SIERA.AI’s forklift safety system, the pre-shift mobile equipment inspection needs to be done prior to the equipment even starting. For instance, if a forklift operator tries to hop on the forklift and bypass the forklift inspection, the operator will not be able to start the lift truck. If the operator tries to go through it quickly, either the operator will answer it incorrectly and the forklift will receive a ‘failed’, the forklift will not start and management will be notified. The manager will have the option of choosing randomized options for the questions and/or the answers to ensure maximum attention and accuracy of the answers.