Digital Pre-Shift Forklift Checklist
This process is to ensure that processes and procedures for OSHA compliance as well as your requirements are met. Let’s start with the log-in.
In order to officially login to the forklift safety system, the forklift operator will need to enter a PIN number that reflects their identity, or the system will read the QR code that can be placed on the operator’s badge. This first step in the process will ensure:
- That the driver is authorized to operate this particular lift truck
- Prohibit the driver from operating multiple lift trucks that the driver was not trained and certified on
- Ensure that the certification is current or active
If all this is completed and the driver is authorized, the first question for the pre-shift inspection will appear. Since this is digital, all the operator needs to do is press yes or no, or the thumbs up or down.
In the back of the Dashboard, you can edit your checklist. Add, edit or delete questions that you want or maybe don’t want. That’s up to you. However, what is vitally important is this: If you want to gain as much accuracy as possible with the answers given by the driver, then you can use a special feature which is called “randomize”. This feature allows you to choose one, two, three or all sections of the checklist and use the toggle to turn on the “randomize” feature. This will change the order of the questions that appear on the screen, ensuring the driver reads each question. This eliminates the pencil whipping that is common with operators. It also gives you better, more accurate answers that will help support the life of the lift trucks.