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7. What is the difference between Net weight and Gross weight?

A.   Net weight = the product only: Gross weight = the weight of the product, pallet and packaging
B.   Net weight = the weight of the load: Gross weight = the weight of the load and the pallet
C.   They are both the same and refer to the weight of the truck
D.   Gross weight only applies to live loads

8.   What is meant by the term “load centre” as it applies to lift trucks?

A.   The width that the forks should be set on the carriage plate
B.   The length of the truck and the load
C.   The measurement to the middle of the load
D.   It is the measurement given forward from the front face of the fork arms to the centre of gravity of the load

 9.   Prior to operating a lift truck in the working environment, the operator must have “written authorisation” issued by:

A.   The instructor who carried out the training.
B.   The employer
C. The lift truck supplier
D. The lift truck manufacturer

10.   Enforcement of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, etc. is the responsibility of:

A.   The Health and Safety Commission (HSC)
B.   The European Commissions United Inspectors (ECU)
C.   The Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities
D.   The Police

11.   The lift truck’s “rated capacity” applies with the mast in the:

A.   Vertical position
B.   Tilted back position
C.   Tilted forward position
D.   Reach carriage extended position

12.   When driving an unladen lift truck how should the forks be set?

A.   With full back tilt
B.   As low as practicable and tilted forward to prevent damage
C.   As low as practicable and tilted back
D.   As low as possible and parallel to the ground

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