#2: Pallet jack safety inspection
Yes, pallet jacks do need inspections even if it doesn’t have as many parts to it as a forklift truck. Before each use, you’ll need to look for damage, defects or even cracks. Next, be sure the tire pressure is at optimal level and that the wheels are working well. Then be sure to check the steering, brakes, forks, and controls.
That is certainly a lot for a worker to remember each time they use the pallet jack. Something will get missed. Some managers supply a booklet to fill out a checklist before each use. Where’s that again? Let’s not give the worker a reason to NOT fill out the inspection checklist. Instead, let’s eliminate the paper altogether and go digital. Use a tablet mounted on the pallet jack or use your mobile device. With SIERA.AI’s S2 safety solution, simply scan the worker’s badge, or enter the employee PIN number and begin answering the questions.
Now the benefit of digital is the ability to add, delete, change, edit any of the questions and answers you want to gain information from. Digital allows you to focus on the information that is most important for you to gather about your facility and pallet jack.