There are seventeen questions in this bank of master questions for the pallet truck operator written test. The instructor will choose ten of these towards the overall question paper. Each one represents four marks or 40% of the question paper. The correct answers are shown in italics.
1. What is the recommended way to approach a stack to place or retrieve a load at height?
A. Drive slowly forward, raise the forks to the required height, stop, apply the
B. Stop not more than 150mm from the stack, secure the truck, and raise the forks
C. Stop at least a metre from the stack, raise the forks to the required height, drive slowly forward
D. Stop 150mm from the stack, apply the park brake and select neutral and with full back tilt enter the pallet
2. In normal circumstances, if the load on the forks obscures your view, you should:
A. Dismount, check that the way is clear, then drive slowly forward sounding the
B. Travel in reverse, looking in the direction of travel
C. Ask your Supervisor to guide you with hand signals
D. Conduct an all-round check and proceed forwards very slowly with your head just outside the safety cage
3. When are you permitted to ride on a pallet truck machine?
A. When it is fitted with an approved rider platform
B. To increase productivity
C. Following a risk assessment
D. When time dictates
4. Before starting to load a lorry or trailer from a dock leveler, the lift truck operator must check that:
A. The lorry driver has checked the load
B. The lorry’s tyre pressures are correct for the weight of the load
C. The destination of the lorry
D. The lorry driver is aware that loading is to take place, the lorry engine is turned off, the lorry parking brake(s) are applied and the lorry wheels chocked (if necessary)
5. A pallet truck must always be driven across, traffic calming speed bumps,
drainage gullies, etc:
A. As quickly as possible
B. With forks trailing
C. Slowly and, if possible, diagonally
D. Straight onto the obstacle
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