Look for any week points such as tears or dry rot. Check all connections and make sure that the equipment you are using is current.
The first question you need to ask yourself is, does my equipment have safety lighting? Is it in working condition and clearly visible to all pedestrians with the warehouse. The lighting itself is rather inexpensive and can take pedestrian safety to the next level.
Alarms and Horns
All motorized material handling equipment needs to have working horns, backup alarms etc. This is even more important on your super quiet electric equipment.
The Forklift or Man Lift Itself
When was the last time your equipment was inspected? There should be an operator inspection at the beginning of every shift. Has management reviewed these inspections on a regular basis? Tires, seats, overhead guards, fork thickness, accurate data tag are only a few of the important areas to focus on when doing a daily inspection. If someone will be lifted in a basket does it have a recent ANSI inspection?