Propane forklifts can and do leak. If your forklift is stored indoors and the forklift leaks overnight or over a long weekend, the result could be disastrous. During our on site training programs we always ask if the propane valve is closed when the forklift is not in use and everybody always answers yes. But when we go and check invariably it is not.
This is one of those situations where everybody always thinks the other person did it.
So if you are the supervisor, how do you know the last person to use the forklift closed the valve?
Just like closing the door, setting the alarm and switching the lights off, closing the propane valve should be on a checklist.