Pre-use equipment inspections go by many names. Sometimes, they’re called daily inspections, circle checks, pre-use inspections, pre-start inspections, pre-operation inspections, pre-op checklists, walk-around inspections, safety inspections, maintenance inspections, and so on. Whatever term you use for your operations, using checklist books is essential in conducting these post-operation inspections. And is a key practice in keeping workplaces safe, maintaining compliance, and improving productivity.

All companies can benefit from checklist books regardless of sector or industry. Municipalities, construction, public works, waste, recycling, mining, fire prevention, manufacturing, oil and gas, government, landscaping, and property maintenance services are just a few companies that use checklist books. They can be used to fit your company’s daily, weekly, and monthly needs.

Equipment operators or drivers are the primary users of checklist books. However, safety officers, maintenance personnel, and supervisors also use checklist books when conducting audits. Checklist books can be kept anywhere that’s convenient, such as a vehicle’s glove compartment.

Why Choose Checklist Books by The Checker

The Checker has been providing cost-saving solutions with its checklist books since 2000. With strong inspection programs that leverage checklist books, companies can save money on costs such as liability exposure, fines, workers comp premiums, downtime, non-compliance, lost work, property or equipment damage, and maintenance. Our checklist books are industry-proven and based on practical work experience, and our checklist books are easy to use, comprehensive, and accurate.

Created by safety professionals, our checklists are built for work and reflect how inspections can be done most effectively and efficiently. We have checklists for 100s of types of equipment. Each book is specific to the kind of equipment, truck, or asset. You can use the same checklist book for equipment of the same type, even if the sizes, makes, models, and manufacturers are different. Although each checklist book has specific detail, they all have the same consistent, standardized format.

Each book contains 150 inspections—enough to last more than half a year for a five-day-a-week, single-shift operation. There is also a copy for each inspection, which has a yellow copy to stay in the book permanently and a carbonless white copy for removal. Each checklist book provides room for comments so personnel can make important notes about inspection results. For convenience, you can store the relevant checklist book in the vehicle or equipment. We also have mountable, weatherproof storage pouches that are ideal for keeping the checklist books protected and readily at hand.

The Checker also takes pride in our flexibility. While we have 100s of checklist books for different types of equipment, you may find that we don’t have a checklist for the kind of equipment you need to inspect. We are more than happy to create a checklist for any type of equipment you need to be inspected. If you have equipment that’s been modified, our normal checklist for that type of equipment won’t work, particularly if the modification involves the operating capabilities of the equipment. The good news is that we can easily customize checklists to account for equipment modifications.

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