Safety Inspections for Machinery and Vehicles

As you go about your work day it’s easy to see if a co-worker is not wearing proper personal protective equipment. If you are a safety professional or supervisor, you will no doubt have a conversation with the co-worker to correct it. This is a cornerstone of safety management. But what about machinery and vehicles? Forklifts, aerial lifts, carts and machines of any kind represent a significant safety risk, so how do you know they are safe to use?

Most organizations give operators a pre-shift checklist to complete, either on paper or on a computer application. They do this to promote safety as well as to meet regulatory standards. But do those inspections actually happen every time? Many of our clients say no…or they are unsure. Part of the reason for this is a lack of time available to go looking for confirmation as to who has and has not done an inspection.

We hear the term “Safety Culture” frequently. We commonly refer to a safety culture as, empowering and encouraging people to make the decision to be safe for themselves, without the need for safety personnel to be the “safety police”. One way to create a safety culture is to engage machine operators in doing their safety inspections, and doing it properly, without the intervention of safety personnel.

So how do you do that?
This is the reason SG World’s patented inspection checklist solution exists. It is America’s best safety checklist and it solves these real life challenges, as well as the need to prove compliance through record keeping.

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If you want to test these inspections in your own facility, please let us know and we would be happy to provide an in person or virtual demonstration and send you samples at no cost.

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