Sit Down Forklift Safety Exam

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Sit Down Forklift Safety Exam

Operating a forklift sounds like a piece of cake, you sit behind the wheel, pull some levers and put boxes in trucks and so forth, but that’s not the attitude you ever want to have when tasked with using one. In this quiz we’ll go through all of the different protocols and safety precautions you should always take when you sit down behind the wheel of a forklift. How much do you know?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Have at least 10 years of experience operating material handling equipment.

    • B. 

      Be trained and authorized to use the type of material handling equipment you are using.

    • C. 

      Have a Class C license.

  • 2. 
    You should always wear your seatbelt and eye protection glasses when sitting in the sit down rider forklift.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    If the forklift begins to tip over, you should remain seated in the forklift seat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Repairs to your forklift should be made:
    • A. 

      Before you use the forklift for work.

    • B. 

      Whenever you get a break from the work you are presently doing.

    • C. 

      When your company has a scheduled maintenance time.

    • D. 

      By someone who has time to look it over.

  • 5. 
    Who can operate forklifts?
    • A. 

      Supervisors.

    • B. 

      Trained and certified workers.

    • C. 

      Friends.

    • D. 

      Anybody.

  • 6. 
    Operators are required to inspect their forklifts:
    • A. 

      Monthly.

    • B. 

      Daily.

    • C. 

      Weekly.

    • D. 

      Before each shift.

  • 7. 
    If your vision is obstructed when traveling with a load:
    • A. 

      Raise the load so you can see under it.

    • B. 

      Lower and tilt the load forward so you can see over.

    • C. 

      Travel forward.

    • D. 

      Travel in reverse.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      If they are strapped in.

    • B. 

      On the forks, within a special attachment safety platform.

    • C. 

      Never.

    • D. 

      Towed behind the unit.

  • 9. 
    During the pre-operational inspection you should check:
    • A. 

      Hydraulic system.

    • B. 

      Brakes.

    • C. 

      Tires.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    How far should forks enter the pallet?
    • A. 

      Half way.

    • B. 

      Three quarters.

    • C. 

      One fourth.

    • D. 

      All the way.

  • 11. 
    It is permissible to push one forklift with another forklift:
    • A. 

      If it is broken down.

    • B. 

      If it is in your way.

    • C. 

      If the forklift truck in front is driving too slow.

    • D. 

      Never.

  • 12. 
    The maximum allowable load should be clearly marked on the nameplate of the forklift truck.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    It is permissible to overload the truck by 25% if additional counterweights are used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    It is good practice to keep the load back against the truck mast as much as possible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Maintenance personnel may be lifted on the forks to reach their work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Smoking is permissible in refueling and recharging areas provided you see no leaking fuel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Parking trucks is ok for a few minutes in front of fire extinguishers, or exit doors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    It is permissible to let someone else operate your truck if he says he knows how.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When traveling with a load, the mast should be tilted back.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A professional operator checks each load for stability before moving it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    When loading a highway truck or trailer, its wheels should be chocked or blocked even though the driver says he set the brakes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Parking brake is applied.

    • B. 

      Forks are fully lowered to the floor or ground.

    • C. 

      You are familiar with how all the controls function and have read the operator's manual.

    • D. 

      All the controls are in neutral or other correct postion.

    • E. 

      Truck has received its daily inspection and is ready and safe to operate.

    • F. 

      All of these actions should be performed before starting a lift truck.

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    You should make ______________ points of contact when climbing into the forklift.
  • 25. 
    If the upright malfunctions in any way or becomes stuck in a raised position, you should operate the lift control to eliminate slack chains and not attempt to reach into the upright to free the hang-up.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    If your truck starts to tip over: 
    • A. 

      Don't jump.

    • B. 

      Stay in your seat.

    • C. 

      Grip the wheel securely.

    • D. 

      Brace yourself with your feet.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 27. 
    It is part of your job to complete the Operator's Checklist after you have thoroughly inspected your lift truck.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    The most important safety device on your lift truck is __________ .   
    • A. 

      Horn.

    • B. 

      Seat belt.

    • C. 

      Warning light.

    • D. 

      Back up light.

    • E. 

      You.

  • 29. 
    Stay at least _____ truck lengths behind another truck.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      10

  • 30. 
    Is it all right to leave your forklift unattended if you are within 10 feet of it, but it is not visible to you?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False