Truck Maintenance Training

    Course Type: Truck Maintenance Training

    Number Of Days: 1/2 Day

    Number Of Delegates Allowed On Each Course: Up To 10 Delegates

    Information:

    In addition to having your operators trained in how to correctly operate their machines, the L117 from the HSE requires that the operator inspects their truck before use. The HSE L117 states:

    Pre-shift checks: (L117 Section 162) At the beginning of each shift, the operator should check the lift truck in
    accordance with the vehicle handbook and document the results. They should
    report to the supervisor any defects which might affect its safe operation to ensure
    they are put right. Checks may typically include:

    ■ damage to tyres, for example swarf, nails and other embedded material, cuts
    and bubbles. Pay particular attention to the side walls;
    ■ tyre pressures on pneumatic tyres;
    ■ the condition of the wheels, particularly the flanges on rims fitted with
    pneumatic tyres;
    ■ the tightness and security of wheel nuts;
    ■ a functional test on the parking brake, service brakes and steering gear to
    ensure they are working efficiently;
    ■ fluid levels, for example check fuel, water, engine and transmission oils are
    correct in internal combustion engine lift trucks;
    ■ the batteries of battery-operated lift trucks to check they are adequately
    charged and leak free, the charger is switched off, the charge lead
    disconnected and properly stored, and the battery retention device is in place;
    ■ a functional test on systems for lifting, tilting and manipulation, including
    attachments to ensure they are working properly;
    ■ a visual inspection of hydraulic systems to check for obvious leaks, and make
    sure hydraulic fluid levels are correct when the forks are in the parked position;
    ■ the condition and security of the overhead guard and load back-rest
    extension;
    ■ the forks, for cracks, particularly on the heels and mounting hooks, bent or
    damaged fork tips and missing or damaged fork positioning locks;
    ■ the chains, for secure anchor pins, fixing bolts, damaged or elongated links
    and lubrication;
    ■ any audible warning signal, for example a horn
    ■ lights;
    ■ mirrors and any other visibility aids, if fitted.

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