Secure the truck whilst stacking/De-stacking
It is necessary to apply the parking brake and engage the gears in neutral when using the truck's hydraulic controls. This is true even for very minor adjustments of the hydraulic controls and failure to do so leads to a serious penalty during a forklift test. It would be fair to say that this is one of the most common faults on test especially for those undergoing refresher training.
For a more complete explanation of how this rule came about please click here. (Opens in a new window).