I have a question regarding recording the hours of use on a forklift.
On all Daily Forklift Inspection Forms I have seen, there is a column to record the hours of use. Recently, our meter on one of our forklifts stopped working, and it made me wonder if this is even necessary to record.
We have 2 forklifts at the facility. Both of them get minimally used as we only work an 8 hour shift and don't have a big crew. I would say the total time spent on each forklift a day is about an hour at most.
We don't go by hours of use for our Preventative Maintenance Schedule since they are only sporadically used, so I'm hoping we can get by with not replacing the meter.
Does anyone know of any other reason to record the Forklift hours besides for Preventative Maintenance Frequency?
Do other facilities record this? What do you use this information for?