Use a pre-trip inspection checklist for the vehicle or equipment to remind you of items to check and also document the condition of the vehicle or equipment before operating for the day. Visit the Farm Safety Nova Scotia website to download your templates. The workbook templates for The Guide to a Farm Safety Plan Section 3 has templates for forklift inspection and the Endorsement Testing page under resources has templates for vehicle and tractor inspections.
Costs associated with operating faulty equipment and vehicles include:
You don’t need to be a mechanic to conduct a pre-trip inspection. The inspection may include:
A daily pre-trip vehicle or equipment inspection will make it easier to identify and manage maintenance issues early before they turn into problematic downtime, equipment or property damage, injury, or expensive repairs.