These two pictures both show forks set incorrectly. The right-hand picture has the forks too close together which will result in the pallet becoming unstable and the left-hand picture shows the forks set too far apart which could cause the pallet to bow or break if there was a point contact load in the centre.
The forks should be positioned so that the load is evenly distributed. Other types of load, for example a metal stillage, may have the forks set wider as there is enough strength in the bottom to prevent damage.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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