Pre-operation is the stage where you will identifying any potential issues. A Forklift that needs repaired, is defective, or unsafe, needs to be removed from service immediately. The issues should be logged and a supervisor should be informed right away. Operators can operate forklifts as long as they have the training and have been evaluated in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.178(l).
Traveling and Maneuvering: Forklift operators must follow safe operating rules at all times. Operators must always maintain control of the forklift, keep a proper lookout, and operate the forklift at speeds safe for the particular operation and worksite conditions.