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Test the knowedge of supervisors conducting forklift training at the Barilla Avon Facility

• 1.

The forklift load chart shows a rating of 5,000 lbs at a 24 in load center. What does this mean?

• A.

The forklift will lift any weight up to 5,000 lbs.

• B.

That the forklift will safely lift up to 5,000 lbs.provided that the center of gravity of the load is not more than 24 in forward from the face (heel) of the forks

• C.

That the forklift will only safely lift up to 5,000 lbs. if the load measures more than 24 inches in length.

B. That the forklift will safely lift up to 5,000 lbs.provided that the center of gravity of the load is not more than 24 in forward from the face (heel) of the forks
Explanation
The load chart rating of 5,000 lbs at a 24 in load center means that the forklift can safely lift weights up to 5,000 lbs as long as the center of gravity of the load is not more than 24 inches forward from the face (heel) of the forks. This indicates that the forklift has a specific capacity and balance requirement to ensure safe lifting operations.

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• 2.

• A.

Dismount, check that the way is clear, then drive slowly forward sounding the horn.

• B.

Travel in reverse looking in the direction of travel.

• C.

Raise the load so that you can see under it.

B. Travel in reverse looking in the direction of travel.
Explanation
When the load on your forklift obscures your view in front, the correct procedure is to travel in reverse while looking in the direction of travel. This ensures that you have a clear view of the path ahead and can safely maneuver the forklift without any obstructions. By traveling in reverse, you can avoid any potential accidents or collisions that may occur due to limited visibility.

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• 3.

How should you normally drive your forklift?

• A.

Slowly and deliberately at all times.

• B.

At a speed consistent with the type of load and general work conditions.

• C.

Fast enough to keep up with the pressures of the work.

B. At a speed consistent with the type of load and general work conditions.
Explanation
You should normally drive your forklift at a speed consistent with the type of load and general work conditions. This means that you should adjust your speed based on the weight and stability of the load, as well as the layout and condition of the work area. Driving too fast can increase the risk of accidents and damage to the load or equipment, while driving too slowly can impede productivity. It is important to find a balance and drive at a speed that is safe and efficient for the specific circumstances.

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• 4.

A problem occures while driving your forklift.  What action do you take?

• A.

Park the forklift as safely as possible and follow Barilla-Avon procedures or remove its fob and report the problem.

• B.

Carry on until a convenient break and then report it.

• C.

Try to repair the problem yourself.

A. Park the forklift as safely as possible and follow Barilla-Avon procedures or remove its fob and report the problem.
Explanation
The correct answer is to park the forklift as safely as possible and follow Barilla-Avon procedures or remove its fob and report the problem. This is the most appropriate action to take when a problem occurs while driving a forklift. By parking the forklift safely, it ensures the safety of yourself and others around you. Following Barilla-Avon procedures or removing the fob and reporting the problem allows for proper documentation and resolution of the issue by the appropriate personnel. This ensures that the problem is addressed and prevents any further accidents or damages.

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• 5.

What position should the forks be in while driving a forklift?

• A.

As near to the ground as possible and level

• B.

About 4 inches to 6 inches from the ground and level

• C.

About 4 inches to 6 inches from the ground and tilted back

• D.

As near to the ground as procticable by high enough to clear obstructions.

C. About 4 inches to 6 inches from the ground and tilted back
Explanation
The forks should be about 4 inches to 6 inches from the ground and tilted back while driving a forklift. This position allows the forks to be at a safe height to clear obstructions on the ground while also providing stability and balance to the load being carried. Tilting the forks back helps prevent the load from tipping forward and ensures better control and maneuverability of the forklift.

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• 6.

What is the procedure to follow when you discover a patch of oil on the floor of the aisle or roadway?

• A.

Tell Rosario next time you see him.

• B.

Drive carefully around it.

• C.

Stop your forklift and clean it up.

• D.

C. Stop your forklift and clean it up.
Explanation
When you discover a patch of oil on the floor of the aisle or roadway, the correct procedure is to stop your forklift and clean it up. This is important for safety reasons as the oil can create a slippery surface, increasing the risk of accidents or injuries. By stopping the forklift and cleaning up the oil, you help maintain a safe working environment for yourself and others.

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• 7.

What position do you place the forks when parking your forklift?

• A.

4 inches to 6 inches from the ground tilted fully forward.

• B.

Resting on the floor tilted bully back.

• C.

Resting on the floor tilted forward.

C. Resting on the floor tilted forward.
Explanation
When parking a forklift, it is important to place the forks on the floor and tilt them forward. This position ensures that the forks are stable and secure, reducing the risk of any accidents or damage. By tilting the forks forward, the weight of the forklift is distributed evenly and the forks are less likely to move or shift. Placing the forks on the floor also allows for easy access and prevents any potential tripping hazards.

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• 8.

Who is responsible for the safety of persons working in a forklift area?

• A.

The Forklift operator.

• B.

Each person within the area.

• C.

Mike Biegger

A. The Forklift operator.
Explanation
The forklift operator is responsible for the safety of persons working in a forklift area because they are trained and qualified to operate the forklift safely. They are responsible for following safety protocols, ensuring proper loading and unloading of materials, and maintaining clear visibility while operating the forklift. Additionally, the forklift operator is responsible for communicating with other workers in the area to ensure everyone is aware of their presence and can take necessary precautions to stay safe.

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• 9.

Are you allowed to hoist personel on your forks?

• A.

Only if a strong wood pallet is secured to the mast.

• B.

Only in an approved work platform is attached.

• C.

Only is a safety observer is present.

B. Only in an approved work platform is attached.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Only in an approved work platform is attached." This means that personnel can only be hoisted on the forks if there is a work platform that is specifically designed and approved for this purpose. This ensures the safety of the personnel being lifted and prevents any potential accidents or injuries.

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• 10.

When must you use the back tilt on your forklift when traveling?

• A.

• B.

When the forks are not loaded.

• C.

At all times.

C. At all times.
Explanation
The back tilt on a forklift should be used at all times while traveling. This is because the back tilt helps to stabilize the load and prevent it from tipping forward. By tilting the forks back, the center of gravity of the load is shifted towards the forklift, making it more balanced and reducing the risk of accidents. Regardless of whether the forks are loaded or not, using the back tilt is a safety measure that should always be followed to ensure the stability and security of the forklift and its load.

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• 11.

When driving an empty forklift down a ramp, in what direction should the forks point?

• A.

Downhill

• B.

Uphill

• C.

Toward the roof.

A. Downhill
Explanation
When driving an empty forklift down a ramp, the forks should point downhill. This is because pointing the forks downhill helps to maintain stability and balance while descending the ramp. It ensures that the weight of the forklift is distributed evenly, preventing the front of the forklift from tipping forward and causing a potential accident. By pointing the forks downhill, the forklift operator can safely navigate the ramp without compromising the forklift's stability.

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• 12.

Are fork extensions permitted where a load is too long?

• A.

Never.

• B.

• C.

Only if authorized by the manufacturer.

C. Only if authorized by the manufacturer.
Explanation
Fork extensions are not generally permitted where a load is too long. However, in certain cases, if authorized by the manufacturer, fork extensions may be used. This suggests that the manufacturer has evaluated the specific circumstances and determined that using fork extensions is safe and appropriate. It is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines to ensure the safe handling of long loads.

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• 13.

When is the forklift operator required to look in the direction of travel?

• A.

Always

• B.

When persons are in the area.

• C.

When Tracy Charlebois is watching.

• D.

When driving on uneven surfaces.

A. Always
Explanation
The forklift operator is required to look in the direction of travel at all times. This is important for maintaining awareness of their surroundings, ensuring the safety of themselves and others, and avoiding any potential hazards or obstacles that may be in their path. By constantly looking in the direction of travel, the operator can react quickly to any changes or unexpected situations that may arise, preventing accidents and promoting a safe working environment.

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• 14.

How often is a forklift operator required to check the brakes?

• A.

Pre-operation.

• B.

Weekly.

• C.

Monthly.

• D.

Anually.

A. Pre-operation.
Explanation
A forklift operator is required to check the brakes before each operation, which is known as pre-operation. This is essential to ensure that the brakes are in proper working condition and can effectively stop the forklift when needed. Regularly checking the brakes before each use helps prevent accidents and ensures the safety of the operator and others in the vicinity. It allows any potential issues or malfunctions to be identified and addressed promptly, minimizing the risk of brake failure while operating the forklift.

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• 15.

What action is required when a load is unstable?

• A.

• B.

Stop and re stack the load.

• C.

Call for assistance to support the load.

B. Stop and re stack the load.
Explanation
When a load is unstable, the best course of action is to stop and re-stack the load. This means that the person handling the load should pause their current task and carefully rearrange the items in the load to ensure stability and prevent any potential accidents or damage. This action helps to maintain safety and prevent any further issues that may arise from an unstable load.

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• 16.

Are you allowed to turn a forklift on a ramp or slope?

• A.

Only if the forklift is not loaded.

• B.

Only if traveling down the ramp.

• C.

Only if traveling up the ramp.

• D.

Not at any time.

D. Not at any time.
Explanation
Forklifts should not be turned on a ramp or slope at any time. Turning a forklift on a ramp or slope can increase the risk of tipping over, especially if the forklift is loaded. It is important to always turn a forklift on a level surface to ensure stability and prevent accidents.

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• 17.

Is it permissible to stack goods on an incline?

• A.

Only if the load is on pallets.

• B.

Only if a temporary measure.

• C.

Not at any time.

C. Not at any time.
Explanation
Stacking goods on an incline is not permissible at any time. This is because an incline can create an unstable surface, increasing the risk of the stacked goods falling or toppling over. This can lead to damage to the goods, potential injuries to workers, and disruption to the workflow. It is important to ensure that goods are stacked on flat and stable surfaces to maintain safety and prevent accidents.

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• 18.

Is it permissible for any person to operate a forklift?

• A.

Only if they hold a valid New York State Drivers license.

• B.

Only if trained and authorized to do so by Barilla-Avon trainers.

• C.

Only if trained and authorized by OSHA.

• D.

Yes, but only temporarily.

B. Only if trained and authorized to do so by Barilla-Avon trainers.
• 19.

When is it allowable to move your forklift with its' load fully raised?

• A.

At any time.

• B.

To assist when turning.

• C.

When stacking and de-stacking.

C. When stacking and de-stacking.
Explanation
It is allowable to move a forklift with its load fully raised when stacking and de-stacking. This means that when you are in the process of placing items onto a stack or removing them from a stack, you can move the forklift with the load raised. However, it is not safe or recommended to move the forklift with the load fully raised at any other time, as it can increase the risk of accidents and instability.

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• 20.

Is it permissible to park your forklift on a ramp or slope?

• A.

Only when left in gear.

• B.

Only when the wheel chocks are used.

• C.

Ony if the forks ar on the ground.

B. Only when the wheel chocks are used.
Explanation
It is permissible to park a forklift on a ramp or slope only when the wheel chocks are used. Wheel chocks are essential for preventing the forklift from rolling or sliding down the slope, ensuring stability and safety. Without the use of wheel chocks, parking a forklift on a ramp or slope can be dangerous and may result in accidents or damage to the equipment. Therefore, it is crucial to use wheel chocks when parking a forklift in such conditions.

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• 21.

Should the load capacity of a forklift every be exceeded?

• A.

Only if the counterweight is increased.

• B.

Only if lifting the load within 3 ft.

• C.

Not at any time.

C. Not at any time.
Explanation
From time to time, an unknown load may be tested by lifting it a fraction off the floor.

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• 22.

Is it permissible to tow a railroad car using a forklift?

• A.

Only if moving it a short distance.

• B.

Not at any time.

B. Not at any time.
Explanation
Towing a railroad car using a forklift is not permissible at any time. Forklifts are not designed or equipped to handle the weight and size of a railroad car, which can lead to serious accidents and damage. It is important to use appropriate equipment and follow safety regulations when moving railroad cars to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

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• 23.

Can the counterwight of a forklift have its weight increased?

• A.

Only if the load to be lifted is too heavy.

• B.

Only to allow more traction and steering control.

• C.

Not at any time.

• D.

Only if approved by the manufacturer.

D. Only if approved by the manufacturer.
Explanation
The counterweight of a forklift can only have its weight increased if it is approved by the manufacturer. This is because the counterweight is designed to balance the weight of the load being lifted and ensure stability. Increasing the weight without proper approval can lead to imbalances and safety hazards. Therefore, it is crucial to follow the manufacturer's guidelines and recommendations to maintain the forklift's performance and safety standards.

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• 24.

From which position in a narrow aisle should a forklift approach a narrow corner?

• A.

From the inside of the aisle.

• B.

From the outside of the aisle.

• C.

From the middle of the aisle.

A. From the inside of the aisle.
Explanation
When approaching a narrow corner in a narrow aisle, it is recommended for a forklift to approach from the inside of the aisle. This is because approaching from the inside allows for better visibility and maneuverability around the corner. By positioning the forklift on the inside, the operator can have a clear view of the corner and any potential obstacles, ensuring safe navigation. Additionally, approaching from the inside reduces the risk of the forklift colliding with the corner or other objects in the aisle.

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• 25.

What distance should there be between moving forklifts?

• A.

Close enough to communicate with the other driver.

• B.

As far apart as possible.

• C.

A safe braking distance apart.

C. A safe braking distance apart.
Explanation
The correct answer is "A safe braking distance apart." This is because forklifts should maintain a safe distance between them to allow for proper braking in case of any sudden stops or emergencies. Keeping a safe braking distance reduces the risk of collisions and allows for better maneuverability and reaction time. Communication with the other driver is important, but it is not the primary factor determining the distance between forklifts.

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• 26.

How close can you park to a railroad centerline?

• A.

3 feet.

• B.

10 feet

• C.

20 feet

B. 10 feet
Explanation
You should park at least 10 feet away from a railroad centerline. This distance is necessary to ensure safety and prevent any potential accidents or collisions with trains. Parking too close to the railroad centerline can obstruct the tracks, hinder the visibility of approaching trains, and increase the risk of accidents. By maintaining a distance of 10 feet, you allow enough space for trains to pass safely and reduce the chances of any mishaps.

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• 27.

What action should you take should the brakes fail on your forklift?

• A.

Lower the forks to the ground.

• B.

Use the gear change to attempt to stop.

• C.

Jump clear.

A. Lower the forks to the ground.
Explanation
Lowering the forks to the ground is the correct action to take if the brakes fail on a forklift. Lowering the forks will help to stabilize the forklift and prevent it from tipping over. This action will also reduce the speed of the forklift and minimize the risk of collision or injury. Using the gear change to attempt to stop may not be effective if the brakes have completely failed. Jumping clear is not recommended as it can be extremely dangerous and can result in serious injury.

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• 28.

Which of the points below affect the stability of a forklift?

• A.

Driving too fast.

• B.

• C.

Driving on an incline.

• D.

Cornering too sharply.

• E.

All of the above.

E. All of the above.
Explanation
All of the points mentioned in the options can affect the stability of a forklift. Driving too fast can cause the forklift to lose control and tip over. A load that is too heavy can cause the forklift to become unbalanced and tip over. Driving on an incline can also affect stability as it can cause the forklift to tip forward or backward. Cornering too sharply can cause the forklift to become unstable and tip over as well. Therefore, all of these factors can impact the stability of a forklift.

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• 29.

Forklifts weigh _____ times heavier than a car?

2
3
Explanation
Forklifts weigh 2-3 times heavier than a car because they are designed to lift and transport heavy loads in industrial settings. Unlike cars, forklifts have a robust frame and powerful engine to handle the weight of the loads they carry. The additional weight ensures stability and balance while lifting and maneuvering heavy objects.

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• 30.

Auto's steer from the _____ while forklift's steer from the _____.

front
back
Explanation
Autos steer from the front while forklifts steer from the back. This means that the steering mechanism in autos is located at the front of the vehicle, allowing the front wheels to turn and change direction. On the other hand, forklifts have their steering mechanism at the back, which enables the back wheels to pivot and maneuver the vehicle.

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• 31.

• A.

• B.

When you are turning

• C.

On slopes, either front-to-back or side-to-side.

• D.

On rough or uneven surfaces

• E.

All of the above.