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operational questions and answers. all languages

An operator on a forklift course will be given any ten questions from this bank of twenty one. This represents 40% of the marks available.The correct answers here are shown in italic typeface.

1. What is the recommended way to approach a stack to place or retrieve a load?

A. Drive slowly forward, raise the forks to the required height, stop, apply the parking brake
B. Stop not more than 150mm from the stack, apply the parking brake, select neutral, adjust tilt and raise the forks
C. Stop at least a metre from the stack, raise the forks to the required height, drive slowly forward
D. Stop 150mm from the stack, apply the park brake and select neutral and with full back tilt enter the pallet

2. In normal circumstances, if the load on the forks obscures your view, you should:

A. Dismount, check that the way is clear, then drive slowly forward sounding the horn
B. Travel in reverse, looking in the direction of travel
C. Ask your Supervisor to guide you with hand signals
D. Conduct an all-round check and proceed forwards very slowly with your head just outside the safety cage

3. When parking a lift truck how should the forks be positioned?

A. The tips not more than 100 150mm high with the heels touching the floor
B. The heels not more than 100 150mm high with the tips touching the ground
C. The heels as low as possible with the tips touching the ground
D. The heels touching the ground with the tips within 100mm of the ground

4. How much back tilt is required when transporting a palletised load?

A. Sufficient back tilt to cater for the type of load and ground conditions
B. Full tilt to keep the load against the vertical face of the forks
C. Back tilt just off the vertical to prevent the load from slipping forward
D. The forks should be level to deposit a load

5. Before starting to load a rigid flatbed lorry or trailer from ground level, the lift truck operator must check that:

A. The lorry driver has checked the load
B. The lorry’s tyre pressures are correct for the weight of the load
C. The destination of the lorry
D. The lorry driver is aware that loading is to take place, the lorry engine is turned off , the lorry parking brake(s) are applied and the lorry wheels chocked (if necessary)

6. A li truck must always be driven across railway lines, traffic calming speed bumps, drainage gullies, etc:
A. As quickly as possible
B. With forks trailing
C. Slowly and, if possible, diagonally
D. Straight onto the obstacle

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