Name two reasons why the parking brake and neutral must be applied when using any hydraulic controls is question number twenty two 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. The actual answers expected are:
A. To ensure the lift truck is stable during the operation of the controls
B. The operator can, concentrate on the stacking/de-stacking operation
C. Engine speed to operate the hydraulics can be utilised
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.
If you want to know how this rule came about you need to read the history of current training standards
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