It is mandatory to put in place a regular fork inspection system to ensure perfect operating conditions. This includes dimensioning and conditions.
Inspections, repairs or replacements shall be carried out as a pair.
Fork Inspections - Intervals
Note: remind to check fork hooks concurrently.
- Forks in use shall be inspected at intervals of 12 months or less depending on possible severe application, multi-shift operation and fork conditions.
- Regular inspections should be carried out by trained personnel. In case of detected damage, failures, deformations etc. forks shall be withdrawn from service and not be returned to service unless satisfactorily repaired or rerated.