The Dangers of Skipping Forklift Inspections
When a forklift problem arises, it’s usually due to inaccurate forklift inspection reporting, which leads to inadequate forklift maintenance and downtime. When a forklift problem is under control and the forklift is in good condition and inspected, the lift truck should pose minimal risk in the manufacturing, warehouse or distribution center, as well as to its workers, products and the operators. However, when forklift inspections are missed or skipped, the risk for downtime and pedestrian / operator injuries will greatly increase.
Minimizing a forklift problem not only helps to ensure the forklift is in good working condition, but it’s also a requirement of OSHA. Let’s discuss what can go wrong with forklifts when all those responsible fails to submit forklift inspections.