What checks must be carried out on a forklift truck prior to use?

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What checks must be carried out on a forklift truck prior to use?

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Pre-use checks are part of a forklift’s maintenance schedule and should be carried out by the operator of the forklift truck. All pre-use checks should be recorded and any defects must be reported immediately; if the fault jeopardises the safety of the forklift, it should not be used until it has been repaired. A process should be in place to ensure that the forklift cannot be used.

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