Is It Sick? Does it Need Some Maintenance or Repairs?
Everything gets ‘sick’ now and then. Same with a fleet of forklifts. The best way to know is to take the OSHA forklift inspection and monitor the results. The standard OSHA form asks a lot of great questions. However, with data collected, it can provide insights to staying ahead of the forklift’s health.
For instance, if you notice the answers are beginning to change on the condition of the forklift’s tires, then it’s evident that it needs a new set of tires. I know this is a simple answer. However, when it’s on paper, you have to commit all of the answers to memory. Then if/when you remember, call maintenance and ask them to check.
Now, you’ll ‘see’ all of the answers to the forklift inspections, ‘see’ the actual change in answers and get on the problem with maintenance right away so the forklift and operator doesn’t experience downtime. That’s also forklift tracking.