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 Name 8 precautions you must take if a manned platform is to be fitted to a lift truck

Name eight precautions you must take if a manned platform is to be fitted to a lift truck is question number eighteen on the instructor's main set of questions. Please note you may or may not get this question on a forklift operator's training course. This one is a bit tricky but falls from high account for a very large number of fatal accidents in the workplace. The actual answers expected are:

A. It must be secured to the forks or carriage so that it cannot come off
B. The platform must meet the construction and inspection requirements set out by the HSE
C. There must be a safe method of use agreed before starting the work
D. Only authorised persons operate and are lifted in the manned platform
E. The operator must not leave the lift truck whilst the occupants are in the cage
F. Only the lift and lower lever shall be used
G. No other hydraulic levers should be used
H. The lift truck must be on level ground
I. The operation must be for occasional non-scheduled use
J. A thorough risk assessment of the lift must be in place
K. The lift truck must be secured by use of the handbrake and neutral applied
L. The thorough examination frequency of the lift truck must be at least 6 monthly
M. Persons are not to be transported within the cage
N. A method of communication is agreed between the operator and person(s) lifted prior to the work commencing

Your wording does not have to be exactly as the answers shown above but should be capable of interpretation so as to mean the same as the answers above.

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