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Practical test for fork lift operators-step four
The truck is now driven forwards and the load is stacked at low level shown in blue here.
Note that the term "low level" could be simply on the floor as would normally be the case if stillages were involved. It may be that there is a pallet on the floor which represents the "low level" required by the test. The truck is now reversed again towards the chicane.
Please note. This test works on a penalty point system. There are three categories of fault as follows:
- Minor faults, (e.g. adjusting position etc), penalty = 1 point
- Medium faults, (e.g. gentle touches of the course etc), penalty = 3 points
- Serious faults, (e.g.. reversing without looking), 5 points
Scoring more than 40 penalty points results in failure of the practical test