The short answer is yes! OSHA legally requires you to do a daily walk around before putting your forklift into service – every day and every shift change for 24-hour operations. But really, even though it’s required by law to perform this action, that’s not the most important reason to make this part of your daily routine without fail.
Yes, you can get in trouble for not doing it. But more importantly, it can cost you much more in terms of safety and equipment uptime when you or your employees don’t do a routine check of your equipment.