Sometimes it is not possible to get close to the stack when driving forwards resulting in the operator having to undercut the load. Trainees should be taught the alternative way of getting close to the stack by reversing into position.
This is done using the same technique to that used by car drivers when reversing into a parking space. The machine is taken past the intended stack and then reversed into position at the stack. By using this technique, operators can get much closer to the stacks than they can when driving forwards due to the front wheel steering configuration.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.