Forklift Test

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Forklift Quizzes & Trivia

Basic operational questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When parking or leaving your truck, you should:
    • A. 

      Park or leave your truck in a safe area away from traffic. 

    • B. 

      Lower the forks until they are flat on the floor. 

    • C. 

      Turn off the engine. 

    • D. 

      Set the parking brake and set the directional control to neutral. 

    • E. 

      All of the above 

  • 2. 
    Hard Hats should be worn on a Fork Lift Truck when.
    • A. 

      Working with heavy loads in confined spaces

    • B. 

      Working with small items such as nuts and bolts

    • C. 

      If there is a possibility of hitting your head on overhead obstacles.

    • D. 

      If an overhead guard rail is not fitted to the truck.

  • 3. 
    When driving a forklift truck the operator should always ensure.
    • A. 

      That they look in the direction of travel.

    • B. 

      That pedestrians move out of the way of the Fork Lift Truck.

    • C. 

      That they be prepared to repair the truck if it fails.

    • D. 

      That they keep a watchful eye on the fork arms in case they become dislodged.

  • 4. 
    A Fork Lift Operator may operate a Lift Truck without a seat belt.
    • A. 

      When travelling with an awkward load in reverse.

    • B. 

      When travelling along a gangway or wide aisle with no danger.

    • C. 

      Never, a seat belt must always be worn.

    • D. 

      When a driver is uncomfortable and restricted.

    • E. 

      If the driver has an injury which is uncomfortable with the use of a seatbelt.

  • 5. 
    A counterbalance truck has a specific stability range, we call this
    • A. 

      The stability areas

    • B. 

      The stability triangle

    • C. 

      The stability square

    • D. 

      The stability diamond

    • E. 

      The centre of balance

  • 6. 
    When working with a Fork Lift Truck you have a barrel which needs to be located into racking. You can
    • A. 

      Push the barrel with the fork tips into the location.

    • B. 

      Use the fork arms to grip the barrel at its rib points to lift it into the location.

    • C. 

      Park the truck and seek assistance and advice

    • D. 

      Pull the barrel with a webbing strap out of the area to make it safe.

  • 7. 
    When parking a Fork Lift Truck you should ensure
    • A. 

      In front of a main entrance to allow for ventilation

    • B. 

      That the truck is parked beside a power socket in case it runs out of charge

    • C. 

      Near the exit to reduce the distance you need to walk in the operating area

    • D. 

      The truck is not parked in a way which causes obstruction or hazard

    • E. 

      The key is left in the truck in case of emergencies

  • 8. 
    When working in a low visibility area or approaching a blind corner you should
    • A. 

      Approach the corner fast to reduce the time it takes to turn

    • B. 

      Give one long beep of the horn until you get round the corner

    • C. 

      Flash the lights, shout and bang the outside of the truck to attract attention

    • D. 

      Beep the horn with three short blasts to attract attention and slow down

    • E. 

      Slow down, jump off the truck and check the view before jumping back on the truck

  • 9. 
    The towbar slot on a Fork Lift Truck is fitted to allow
    • A. 

      Multiple trailer attachments to be fitted

    • B. 

      Pulling of other trucks and reserve power usage

    • C. 

      The Fork Lift Truck to be towed if required

    • D. 

      For pulling pallets from the rear of small vans and trucks with straps

  • 10. 
    The capacity of a forklift truck is affected by an increase in the load centre. With an increased load centre the truck can
    • A. 

      Lift longer loads more effectively

    • B. 

      Lift heavier loads if required

    • C. 

      Lift less weight as the capacity is reduced

    • D. 

      Lift more weight as the capacity is increased

    • E. 

      Lift a wider variety of product due to the increased load length

  • 11. 
    When travelling a Fork Lift Truck should maintain which distance from other vehicles
    • A. 

      At least one truck length from the truck in front

    • B. 

      At least two truck lengths from the truck in front

    • C. 

      At least three truck lengths from the truck in front

    • D. 

      A distance of approximately 18ft or 6 metres

  • 12. 
    If a fault occurs while you are driving your truck you should
    • A. 

      Stop and repair the fault yourself immediately

    • B. 

      Stop and call another operator to help you to repair the fault

    • C. 

      Notify your supervisor as soon as you get a break in the work

    • D. 

      Stop in a safe area, park the truck and notify your supervisor immediately

    • E. 

      Jam on the brakes, jump from the truck to a secure location.

  • 13. 
    When raising a heavy load on the Fork Lift Truck you should
    • A. 

      Ensure the truck is angled to allow better view.

    • B. 

      Raise the load as high as possible and quickly to ensure you can see under it.

    • C. 

      Ensure it is safe to do so and there are no overhead obstacles.

    • D. 

      Get a colleague or assistant to hold the load for support

  • 14. 
    When loading a trailer or truck on a loading dock area you should
    • A. 

      Ensure the driver is present to give you support or assistance

    • B. 

      Ensure the truck wheels are chocked, handbrake is on and keys removed

    • C. 

      Ensure the driver is aware that you may signal a 'pull out' with a bang on the side of the trailer.

    • D. 

      Ensure the loading platform has a yellow edge to ensure a better view for loading

  • 15. 
    The rated capacity of a Fork Lift Truck is displayed
    • A. 

      Underneath the bonnet/hood of the truck in black ink

    • B. 

      On the outside of the body on a capacity plate

    • C. 

      Stamped into the top of the left fork arm

    • D. 

      On a capacity plate which is held on file in the office

    • E. 

      On the manufacturers website

  • 16. 
    A forklift Truck is fitted with lights to
    • A. 

      Allow the driver to find the truck in a black-out

    • B. 

      Allow the driver to operate the vehicle when all power has failed

    • C. 

      Allow the driver to increase visibilty and safety when required

    • D. 

      Load and unload trailers at night

  • 17. 
    The load centre described on the capacity plate means
    • A. 

      The distance from the front of the truck to the back of the load

    • B. 

      The distance from the front of the load to the back of the truck

    • C. 

      The distance from the fork heels to the end of the load

    • D. 

      The distance from the fork heels to the centre of balance of the load

  • 18. 
    An operator fo a Fork Lift Truck may carry passengers 
    • A. 

      When it suits the driver and the passenger to gain back time

    • B. 

      At anytime the driver feels its safe to do so

    • C. 

      At no time as it would be unsafe to do so

    • D. 

      When there is no pedestrian zone marked and the passenger needs to pass

  • 19. 
    A driver may not lift more than the rated capacity of the truck
    • A. 

      Unless he has been authorised to do so by his supervisor

    • B. 

      Under any circumstance as it exceeds the safe operation of the truck

    • C. 

      Unless he feels that it will not affect the truck due to the short time involved

    • D. 

      Except when a colleague will sit on the rear of the truck to counterweight the load.

  • 20. 
    When entering or mounting the truck the operator should gain support from
    • A. 

      The steering wheel, the step and the seat

    • B. 

      The overhead guard rail, the step and the seat

    • C. 

      The steering wheel, the overhead guard rail and the seat

    • D. 

      The steering wheel, the step and the overhead guard rail

  • 21. 
    The hydraulic system of a forklift truck should be used only when
    • A. 

      The handbrake is disengaged and the vehicle is in forward gear

    • B. 

      The handbrake is disengaged and the vehicle is in reverse gear

    • C. 

      The handbrake is engaged and the vehicle is in forward gear

    • D. 

      The handbrake is engaged and the vehicle is in reverse gear

    • E. 

      The handbrake is engaged and the vehicle is in neutral gear

  • 22. 
    When travelling with a Loaded truck on a hill the fork tips should point
    • A. 

      Uphill

    • B. 

      Downhill

    • C. 

      Depends on the drivers opinion

    • D. 

      Either as it is not relevant

  • 23. 
    A Fork Lift Truck is at its most dangerous when
    • A. 

      Loaded to capacity

    • B. 

      Loaded below capacity

    • C. 

      Loaded below capacity and turning

    • D. 

      Unloaded and turning

  • 24. 
    An operator may lift a person on the forklift when
    • A. 

      The manager instructs them to do so

    • B. 

      The height is no more then three pallet bays high

    • C. 

      Never as it would constitute a safety risk

    • D. 

      Only when in a safety cage attached to the truck forks

  • 25. 
    Watching for the dangers of pedestrians and Fork Trucks is the duty of 
    • A. 

      The Fork Lift Operator

    • B. 

      The Manager

    • C. 

      The Pedestrian

    • D. 

      Each Person in the Area