Inspection and Maintenance

Learning objectives

  • Describe how to complete pre-operation and operational forklift inspections.
  • List and describe the types of forklift maintenance.
  • Explain how to refuel a diesel or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) forklift.
  • Explain how to recharge a battery-operated forklift.

Course overview

This lesson is the fifth lesson in a five-lesson curriculum designed to provide workers with an awareness of the federal safety regulations for operating a forklift. The curriculum serves as the formal-instruction component of forklift operator training, and generally precedes hands-on operator training and site-specific training. The regulations for operating a forklift are outlined in 29 CFR 1910. This lesson will present basic information on how to inspect and maintain a forklift, including information on how to refuel an internal combustion engine forklift and how to recharge an electric forklift.

  • Training Type: Interactive
  • 20 Minutes
Course Outline
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance
  • Refueling
  • Recharging
  • Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR 1910
  • Powered Industrial Trucks eTool, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Electric vs. Diesel or LPG / What Power Should I Choose for My Forklift?, Bendigo Mitchell, 2017
  • Forklift Battery Changing Station Safety, Grainger, Safety Quick Tips, September 2015
  • Forklift Trucks - Safe Handling of Propane (LPG) Fuel, Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety, June 7, 2013
  • When Should a Forklift Have Preventive Maintenance Done?, Warehouse Distribution Knowledge IQ, May 26, 2012
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