There are twenty multiple choice 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.
The questions in blue are mandatory questions and must be included in your
question papers and must be answered correctly by the candidate in order to pass
the associated knowledge test.
*Only these mandatory questions are to be used for A1/A2 category machines
*1. Who is responsible for checking that the lift truck is in good working order
A. The management
B. The maintenance department
C. The operator
D. The insurer
2. The truck’s maximum carrying capacity will be reduced when:
A. The load centre is increased
B. The load centre is decreased
C. The load obscures your view
D. When traveling in reverse
*3. Whose responsibility is it to ensure the safety of pedestrians while operating a
pedestrian or rider operated pallet truck?
A. The pallet truck operator
C. The pedestrians themselves
D. The human resources department
4. From the list below select the last thing the operator should do before moving off?
A. Put their seat belt on
B. Engage drive
C. Look around
D. Sound the horn
5. Lift trucks are more likely to turn over sideways when they are:
A. Loaded and driven slowly around corners
B. Loaded and driven quickly in a straight line
C. When braking hard
D. Unladen and turning sharply
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