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Forklift written test. Try 20 questions here

The questions below are samples from the new, (2017), forklift operator written test which is in force from September 1st 2017. Each question has a choice of four answers.

If you don't feel like taking the quiz, all of the new test questions, complete with answers, are available here. You can view these in over one hundred languages by pressing the "select language" button at the top, right of the page.

There follows twenty multiple choice questions taken from the latest forklift written test. You have to get 80% to pass on a training course. Test yourself here. The test is in two parts. After you check your result you will be taken to the next ten questions.

  1. Who is responsible for checking that the lift truck is in good working order before use?

  2. The management
    The maintenance department
    The operator
    The insurer

  3. The truck’s maximum carrying capacity will be reduced when:

  4. The load centre in increased
    The load centre is decreased
    The load obscures your view
    Traveling in reverse

  5. Whose responsibility is it to ensure the safety of pedestrians while operating a lift truck?

  6. The lift truck operator
    The pedestrians themselves
    The human resources department

  7. From the list below select the last thing the operator should do before moving off ?

  8. Put their seat belt on
    Engage drive
    Look around
    Sound the horn

  9. What position should a truck’s mast be in to comply with the manufacturer’s lifting capacity?

  10. Slightly tilted backwards with the truck on level ground
    It doesn't’t matter as the mast angle does not affect the rated capacity
    Slightly tilted forwards with the truck on level ground
    Vertical with the truck on level ground

  11. Lift trucks are more likely to turn over sideways when they are:

  12. Loaded and driven slowly around corners
    Loaded and driven quickly in a straight line
    Braking hard
    Unladen and turning sharply

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

  14. The width that the forks should be set on the carriage plate
    The length of the truck and the load
    The measurement to the middle of the load
    The measurement from the front face of the forks to the centre of gravity of the load

  15. Enforcement of the Health and Safety at Work Act is the responsibility of:

  16. The Health and Safety Commission (HSC)
    The European Commissions United Inspectors (ECU)
    The Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities
    The police

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

  18. With full back tilt
    As low as practicable and tilted forward to prevent damage
    As low as practicable and tilted back
    As low as possible and parallel to the ground

  19. An Approved Code of Practice is:

  20. A requirement by law that everyone must comply.
    Advice to duty holders on how to comply with legislation.
    A registration scheme for the licensing of lift truck operators
    Written by a manufacturer on how to operate a lift truck

Disclaimer: The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.

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