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The Importance of the Pre-Start Inspection


Why is it so important to inspect your scissor lift before use every day? It’s for your own safety. If damage or functional errors are identified prior to use, it could save your life. Here's a few things to consider during your pre-start inspection.

Start with a visual inspection. Check for excessive wear, missing parts, and anything out of the ordinary. It's also a good idea to look for hydraulic leaks and worn hoses that could damage the jobsite or cause the lift to malfunction. Once you're satisfied with the visual inspection, move on to functional tests for mechanical soundness. Check all switches and buttons for proper operation on the platform and base controls. Make sure all emergency stops work, the brakes engage and hold when the platform is elevated, and the wheels rotate freely. You should also confirm that the lift's batteries are charged completely before operating the lift.

For the complete pre-start inspection checklist for push-around and self-propelled Hy-Brid Lifts, click below.


Scissor Lift Pre-Start Inspection Checklist