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Forklift Test - Quiz

Are you ready to rev up your forklift knowledge and put your skills to the test? Get ready for an exhilarating ride as we dive into the world of forklifts with our Forklift Test Quiz!

In this interactive quiz, we'll take you on a journey through various scenarios that you might encounter while operating a forklift. You'll be faced with real-life challenges and asked to make split-second decisions. Don't worry, though—we'll provide you with all the necessary information to make the right call.

Get ready to tackle questions about different types of forklifts, their components, and their unique functionalities. Can Read moreyou distinguish between a counterbalance forklift and a reach forklift? How about understanding the purpose of a mast or the importance of load capacity?

Remember, safety always comes first, so buckle up, keep your eyes on the road, and let's dive into the Forklift Test Quiz adventure!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When parking or leaving your truck, what should you do to ensure safety?

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Set the parking brake and set the directional control to neutral.
    Explanation
    To ensure safety when parking or leaving your truck, it is important to set the parking brake and set the directional control to neutral. This will prevent the truck from rolling or moving unintentionally. Lowering the forks until they are flat on the floor is not necessary for parking safety. Turning off the engine is also important, but it is not the only step needed to ensure safety. Park or leave your truck in a safe area away from traffic is a general rule for parking, but it is not specifically related to ensuring safety.

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  • 2. 

    When should hard hats be worn on a Fork Lift Truck?

    • A.

      When working with heavy loads in confined spaces.

    • B.

      When 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. If there is a possibility of hitting your head on overhead obstacles.
    Explanation
    Hard hats should be worn on a Fork Lift Truck if there is a possibility of hitting your head on overhead obstacles. This is important for safety reasons as it helps protect the head from any potential injuries that may occur due to objects falling from above or from accidentally hitting one's head on low ceilings or structures. Wearing a hard hat in such situations can significantly reduce the risk of head injuries and ensure the safety of the operator.

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  • 3. 

    What should the operator always ensure while driving a forklift truck?

    • A.

      To look in the direction of travel.

    • B.

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

    • C.

      To be prepared to repair the truck if it fails.

    • D.

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

    Correct Answer
    A. To look in the direction of travel.
    Explanation
    The operator should always ensure to look in the direction of travel while driving a forklift truck. This is important for maintaining proper control and awareness of the surroundings to avoid any potential hazards or accidents. By looking in the direction of travel, the operator can anticipate any obstacles or obstructions and take necessary actions to prevent collisions or damage. It also allows the operator to navigate the forklift truck safely and efficiently, ensuring the smooth flow of operations in the workplace.

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  • 4. 

    When can a Fork Lift Operator operate a Lift Truck without a seat belt?

    • A.

      When traveling with an awkward load in reverse.

    • B.

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

    • C.

      Never, a seat belt must always be worn.

    • D.

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

    Correct Answer
    C. Never, a seat belt must always be worn.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that a seat belt must always be worn by a Fork Lift Operator. This is because wearing a seat belt is a safety requirement to prevent the operator from being thrown out of the lift truck in the event of sudden stops, collisions, or tip-overs. It helps to secure the operator in the seat and minimize the risk of injuries. Therefore, regardless of the situation or circumstances, a seat belt should always be worn by the operator while operating a lift truck.

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  • 5. 

    What is the term used to describe the specific stability range of a counterbalance truck?

    • A.

      The stability areas

    • B.

      The stability triangle

    • C.

      The stability square

    • D.

      The stability diamond

    • E.

      The centre of balance

    Correct Answer
    B. The stability triangle
    Explanation
    The term used to describe the specific stability range of a counterbalance truck is the stability triangle. This refers to the three points of contact between the truck's two front wheels and the pivot point of the rear axle. The stability triangle is crucial for maintaining balance and preventing tipping over when the truck is in operation.

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  • 6. 

    When working with a Forklift 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 with the appropriate special lift attachments designed for handling barrels.

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Use the fork arms with the appropriate special lift attachments designed for handling barrels.
    Explanation
    Given the importance of adhering to OSHA regulations and ensuring workplace safety, the correct approach when working with a forklift truck to locate a barrel into racking is to:Use the fork arms with the appropriate special lift attachments designed for handling barrels.These special attachments are specifically made to grip barrels securely and are required by law to prevent accidents, injuries, and to ensure the task is carried out efficiently and safely. This approach complies with OSHA regulations, which mandate the use of proper equipment for handling materials to minimize risks associated with lifting and moving loads.

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  • 7. 

    When parking a Forklift 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 that causes obstruction or hazard.

    Correct Answer
    D. The truck is not parked in a way that causes obstruction or hazard.
    Explanation
    When parking a Forklift Truck, it is important to ensure that the truck is not parked in a way that causes obstruction or hazard. This is crucial for the safety of both the operator and others in the operating area. Parking the truck in a manner that blocks pathways or creates hazards can lead to accidents and injuries. Therefore, it is essential to choose a parking spot that allows for easy movement and clear visibility, minimizing the risk of obstructions or hazards.

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  • 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 around 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Beep the horn with three short blasts to attract attention and slow down.
    Explanation
    When working in a low visibility area or approaching a blind corner, it is important to take precautions to ensure safety. Beeping the horn with three short blasts is the correct answer because it serves two purposes. Firstly, it attracts attention to alert others of your presence, especially if they cannot see you due to low visibility. Secondly, it signals that you are slowing down, allowing others to anticipate your movements and avoid any potential accidents. This approach is effective in ensuring safety while navigating through areas with limited visibility.

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  • 9. 

    The towbar slot on a Forklift Truck is fitted to allow:

    • A.

      Multiple trailer attachments to be fitted.

    • B.

      Pulling of other trucks and reserve power usage.

    • C.

      The Forklift Truck to be towed if required.

    • D.

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

    Correct Answer
    C. The Forklift Truck to be towed if required.
    Explanation
    The towbar slot on a Forklift Truck is fitted to allow the Forklift Truck to be towed if required. This means that if the Forklift Truck breaks down or needs to be moved without driving it, another vehicle can attach to the towbar slot and tow the Forklift Truck to the desired location. This feature provides flexibility and convenience in case of emergencies or when the Forklift Truck is not operational.

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  • 10. 

    The capacity of a forklift truck is affected by an increase in the load center. With an increased load center, 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Lift less weight as the capacity is reduced.
    Explanation
    When the load center of a forklift truck increases, it means that the load is positioned further away from the center of the truck. This causes a reduction in the truck's capacity to lift weight. Therefore, the correct answer is that the truck can lift less weight as the capacity is reduced.

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  • 11. 

    When traveling, a Forklift 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 meters.

    Correct Answer
    D. A distance of approximately 18ft or 6 meters.
    Explanation
    When traveling, a forklift truck should maintain a distance of approximately 18ft or 6 meters from other vehicles. This distance allows for enough space to react and stop in case of sudden braking or any other unexpected situation. It also helps to prevent collisions and provides a safe buffer zone for maneuvering. Maintaining this distance ensures the safety of both the forklift operator and other vehicles on the road.

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  • 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 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Stop in a safe area, park the truck, and notify your supervisor immediately.
    Explanation
    If a fault occurs while you are driving your truck, the correct course of action is to stop in a safe area, park the truck, and notify your supervisor immediately. This ensures the safety of yourself and others on the road by removing the faulty vehicle from traffic. Notifying your supervisor allows them to assess the situation and provide appropriate assistance or arrange for repairs. It is important to prioritize safety and follow proper protocols when dealing with faults or issues while driving a truck.

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  • 13. 

    When raising a heavy load on the Forklift 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Ensure it is safe to do so and there are no overhead obstacles.
    Explanation
    When raising a heavy load on a Forklift Truck, it is important to ensure that it is safe to do so and there are no overhead obstacles. This is crucial to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of the operator, as well as any surrounding personnel or equipment. Raising the load as high as possible and quickly to see under it may compromise stability and increase the risk of tipping over. Having a colleague or assistant hold the load for support is not mentioned as a recommended practice in the given options.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Ensure the truck wheels are chocked, handbrake is on, and keys removed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to ensure the truck wheels are chocked, handbrake is on, and keys removed. This is important for safety reasons to prevent the truck or trailer from moving while it is being loaded. Chocking the wheels helps to immobilize the vehicle, while engaging the handbrake adds an extra layer of security. Removing the keys ensures that the vehicle cannot be accidentally started or moved. These precautions help to create a safe working environment during the loading process.

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  • 15. 

    The rated capacity of a Forklift 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

    Correct Answer
    B. On the outside of the body on a capacity plate.
    Explanation
    The rated capacity of a Forklift Truck is displayed on the outside of the body on a capacity plate. This is the most common and visible location for displaying the rated capacity information. It allows for easy reference and ensures that the information is readily available to operators and other personnel. Displaying the rated capacity on the body of the truck also helps to ensure that it is not easily removed or tampered with, providing accurate and reliable information about the truck's lifting capabilities.

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  • 16. 

    A Forklift Truck is fitted with lights to:

    • A.

      Allow the driver to find the truck in a blackout.

    • B.

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

    • C.

      Allow the driver to increase visibility and safety when required.

    • D.

      Load and unload trailers at night.

    Correct Answer
    C. Allow the driver to increase visibility and safety when required.
    Explanation
    The lights on a forklift truck are primarily installed to enhance visibility and safety for the driver. They are not meant to help the driver locate the truck in a blackout or operate the vehicle during a power failure. While the lights may also assist in loading and unloading trailers at night, the main purpose is to improve visibility and safety during operation.

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  • 17. 

    The load center 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 center of balance of the load.

    Correct Answer
    D. The distance from the fork heels to the center of balance of the load.
    Explanation
    The load center described on the capacity plate refers to the distance from the fork heels to the center of balance of the load. This is an important measurement as it helps determine the stability and safe handling of the load. The load center affects the capacity of the forklift and determines the maximum weight that can be safely lifted. By knowing the load center, operators can ensure that the load is properly balanced and prevent accidents or tip-overs.

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  • 18. 

    An operator of a Forklift Truck may carry passengers:

    • A.

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

    • B.

      At any time the driver feels it's 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. At no time as it would be unsafe to do so.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "At no time as it would be unsafe to do so." This means that it is never safe for the operator of a forklift truck to carry passengers. Carrying passengers on a forklift truck can be dangerous as it can affect the stability and balance of the vehicle, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries. It is important to prioritize safety and ensure that only trained and authorized individuals operate the forklift truck.

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  • 19. 

    A driver may not lift more than the rated capacity of the truck:

    • A.

      Unless authorized 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Under any circumstance as it exceeds the safe operation of the truck.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Under any circumstance as it exceeds the safe operation of the truck." This means that regardless of any situation or authorization, a driver should not lift more than the rated capacity of the truck. Doing so can be dangerous and can lead to unsafe operation of the truck. It is important for the driver to prioritize safety and adhere to the rated capacity to prevent accidents and damage to the truck.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. The steering wheel, the step, and the seat.
    Explanation
    When entering or mounting the truck, the operator should gain support from the steering wheel, the step, and the seat. These three points provide stability and balance to the operator while getting in or out of the truck. The steering wheel can be used as a handhold, the step helps in maintaining a proper footing, and the seat provides stability and support for the body. This combination ensures a safe and controlled entry or exit from the truck.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. The handbrake is engaged and the vehicle is in forward gear.
    Explanation
    The hydraulic system of a forklift truck should be used only when the handbrake is engaged and the vehicle is in forward gear. This ensures that the forklift is securely parked and prevents any unintended movement while the hydraulic system is being operated. Engaging the handbrake and selecting forward gear provides stability and control, allowing the hydraulic system to be safely used without the risk of the forklift moving unexpectedly.

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  • 22. 

    When traveling with a loaded truck on a hill, the fork tips should point:

    • A.

      Uphill

    • B.

      Downhill

    • C.

      Depends on the driver's opinion.

    • D.

      Either, as it is not relevant.

    Correct Answer
    A. Uphill
    Explanation
    When traveling with a loaded truck on a hill, it is important for the fork tips to point uphill. This is because when the truck is going uphill, the weight of the load will shift towards the rear of the truck. By pointing the fork tips uphill, it helps to counterbalance the weight and prevent the load from sliding off the forks. This positioning ensures better stability and safety during the ascent.

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  • 23. 

    A Forklift 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Unloaded and turning
    Explanation
    When a forklift truck is unloaded and turning, it is at its most dangerous. This is because when the truck is not carrying any load, the weight of the forklift itself is not balanced, making it more prone to tipping over. Additionally, when the truck is turning, it can easily lose stability and become unstable, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries. Therefore, it is crucial to exercise caution and follow proper safety protocols when operating an unloaded forklift truck while turning.

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  • 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 than 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Never, as it would constitute a safety risk.
    Explanation
    Lifting a person on a forklift is considered a safety risk. It is not recommended to lift a person on a forklift due to the potential dangers involved.

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  • 25. 

    Watching for the dangers of pedestrians and Fork Trucks is the duty of:

    • A.

      The Forklift Operator

    • B.

      The Manager

    • C.

      The Pedestrian

    • D.

      Each person in the area

    Correct Answer
    D. Each person in the area
    Explanation
    Each person in the area has the duty of watching for the dangers of pedestrians and Fork Trucks. This means that it is not solely the responsibility of the Forklift Operator, the Manager, or the Pedestrian to be vigilant. Instead, everyone present in the area should actively be aware of potential hazards and take appropriate measures to ensure safety. This emphasizes the importance of collective responsibility and cooperation in maintaining a safe environment.

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  • 26. 

    Before operating a Fork Truck in the workplace, an operator is required to have Written Authorization issued by:

    • A.

      The Lift Truck Instructor

    • B.

      The Lift Truck Provider

    • C.

      The HSA

    • D.

      The Employer

    Correct Answer
    D. The Employer
    Explanation
    The employer is responsible for ensuring that all forklift operators are properly authorized and trained before operating a forklift in the workplace. They are the ones who have the authority to issue the necessary written authorization to the operators. The employer has the overall responsibility for the safety of their employees and must ensure that proper procedures are followed to prevent accidents and injuries. Therefore, it is the employer who issues the written authorization for operating a forklift.

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  • 27. 

    In the Republic of Ireland and the UK, the Lift Truck should be, in normal circumstances, driven in an aisle or gangway:

    • A.

      On the right-hand side.

    • B.

      On the left-hand side.

    • C.

      In the center.

    • D.

      It does not matter which side.

    Correct Answer
    B. On the left-hand side.
    Explanation
    In the Republic of Ireland and the UK, the Lift Truck should be driven on the left-hand side in normal circumstances. This is because in these countries, vehicles generally drive on the left-hand side of the road. By driving the Lift Truck on the left-hand side, it ensures consistency with the traffic flow and minimizes the risk of collisions or accidents.

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  • 28. 

    A lift truck should be driven at which speed?

    • A.

      At a speed that keeps up with the demand of work.

    • B.

      At a speed consistent with the maximum road speed.

    • C.

      At a speed consistent with the load and the work environment.

    • D.

      At a maximum speed possible indicated by the manufacturer.

    Correct Answer
    C. At a speed consistent with the load and the work environment.
    Explanation
    A lift truck should be driven at a speed consistent with the load and the work environment. This means that the speed should be adjusted based on the weight of the load being carried and the conditions of the work area. Driving too fast with a heavy load can cause instability and increase the risk of accidents. Similarly, driving too fast in a crowded or confined work environment can also increase the risk of collisions. Therefore, it is important to drive at a speed that is appropriate for the specific load and work conditions to ensure safety and efficiency.

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  • 29. 

    The truck should begin the turn when the turning point has

    • A.

      Just cleared the critical point on the corner.

    • B.

      Reached 12 inches before the critical point on the corner.

    • C.

      Is directly opposite the critical point on the corner.

    • D.

      Is 6 inches after the critical point on the corner.

    Correct Answer
    C. Is directly opposite the critical point on the corner.
    Explanation
    The truck should begin the turn when it is directly opposite the critical point on the corner. This means that the truck should start turning when it is aligned with the point on the corner that requires the most caution and precision. By starting the turn at this point, the truck can ensure that it navigates the corner safely and efficiently.

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  • 30. 

    Pre-use inspection needs to be carried out by the operator:

    • A.

      At the start of the shift or when the truck shows signs of power loss.

    • B.

      When the water in the battery has decreased to almost empty.

    • C.

      When the operator has been instructed to do so by the employer.

    • D.

      At least once per working week or when the truck shows signs of damage.

    Correct Answer
    D. At least once per working week or when the truck shows signs of damage.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "At least once per working week or when the truck shows signs of damage." This answer is correct because it aligns with the standard practice of conducting pre-use inspections regularly to ensure the safe operation of the truck. Inspecting the truck at least once per working week helps identify any potential issues or damage that may have occurred during operation. Additionally, inspecting the truck when it shows signs of damage is crucial to address any immediate concerns and prevent further damage or accidents.

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  • 31. 

    What position should a truck's mast be in to comply with the manufacturer's rated capacity?

    • A.

      Forks leveled on the ground with tips on the floor.

    • B.

      Fully tilted forward on level ground.

    • C.

      Fully tilted back on level ground.

    • D.

      Vertical with the truck on level ground.

    Correct Answer
    D. Vertical with the truck on level ground.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Vertical with the truck on level ground." This means that the truck's mast should be in a straight upright position when the truck is on level ground. This position ensures that the weight distribution is balanced and allows the truck to operate safely and efficiently. Tilting the mast forward or backward, or having the forks leveled on the ground with tips on the floor, may affect the stability and capacity of the truck, potentially leading to accidents or damage to the load.

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  • 32. 

    When driving an unladen (unloaded) Lift Truck, what position should the fork arms be in?

    • A.

      As low as practicable and fully tilted back.

    • B.

      Approximately 8 inches high with the forks tilted forward.

    • C.

      Approximately 6 inches high with the forks level.

    • D.

      As low as practicable with the fork arms leveled.

    Correct Answer
    A. As low as practicable and fully tilted back.
    Explanation
    When driving an unladen (unloaded) Lift Truck, it is important to have the fork arms in a position that ensures stability and safety. By keeping the fork arms as low as practicable, it reduces the risk of tipping or imbalance. Additionally, fully tilting the forks back helps to prevent any potential hazards or obstructions from being struck by the forks. This combination of keeping the fork arms low and fully tilted back provides the most secure and safe position for driving an unladen Lift Truck.

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  • 33. 

    When sounding the Lift Truck at a blind corner in the working environment, you should

    • A.

      Give one long blast to ensure you are noticed.

    • B.

      Give a single short beep to save battery wear.

    • C.

      Flash your lights to ensure you are noticed.

    • D.

      Give a series of three short blasts to ensure you are noticed.

    Correct Answer
    D. Give a series of three short blasts to ensure you are noticed.
    Explanation
    When sounding the Lift Truck at a blind corner in the working environment, giving a series of three short blasts is the correct answer to ensure you are noticed. This is because a series of three short blasts is a commonly recognized signal to indicate that a vehicle is approaching and serves as a warning to others in the area. It is important to make sure that you are noticed in order to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of everyone in the working environment.

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  • 34. 

    What position should the fork arms be in to handle metal pallets or stillages?

    • A.

      As central as possible to ensure easy access.

    • B.

      Spread to take an even weight on each fork arm as with wooden pallets.

    • C.

      As wide as possible to reduce any sliding.

    • D.

      To one side to ensure even distribution.

    Correct Answer
    A. As central as possible to ensure easy access.
    Explanation
    The fork arms should be in a central position to ensure easy access when handling metal pallets or stillages. Placing the fork arms centrally allows for better control and maneuverability when lifting and moving the heavy loads. It also helps to distribute the weight evenly on each fork arm, reducing the risk of imbalance or tipping. This position allows for efficient and safe handling of metal pallets or stillages.

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  • 35. 

    How does an operator normally approach a stack or rack to retrieve a pallet?

    • A.

      Stop approximately 1 metre form the stack and raise the forks while moving in slowly.

    • B.

      Stop approximately 6 inches from the stack, place the handbrake on, engage neutral, raise the forks, then move in at the correct height.

    • C.

      Stop approximately 6 inches from the stack, release the handbrake and raise the forks while moving slowly forward.

    • D.

      Stop approximately 1 meter from the stack, place the handbrake on, engage neutral, raise the forks, then move in at the correct height.

    Correct Answer
    C. Stop approximately 6 inches from the stack, release the handbrake and raise the forks while moving slowly forward.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to stop approximately 6 inches from the stack, release the handbrake and raise the forks while moving slowly forward. This approach ensures that the operator maintains a safe distance from the stack while also having control over the movement of the forklift. Releasing the handbrake allows for smooth and controlled movement, while raising the forks ensures that the pallet can be safely picked up. Moving slowly forward helps to minimize the risk of any accidents or collisions.

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  • 36. 

    In normal circumstances while operating a Lift Truck, when you cannot see over a load, you should:

    • A.

      Dismount, check the way is clear, and then move forward sounding the horn.

    • B.

      Turn the truck and travel in reverse while looking in the direction of travel.

    • C.

      Stop the truck and seek someone to guide you with hand signals, going forward slowly.

    • D.

      Move from side to side and increase your visibility by slightly standing, using the steering wheel for support.

    Correct Answer
    C. Stop the truck and seek someone to guide you with hand signals, going forward slowly.
    Explanation
    When operating a Lift Truck and unable to see over a load, the correct action is to stop the truck and seek someone to guide you with hand signals while moving forward slowly. This ensures safety by having a person outside the truck provide guidance and signals to navigate through the obstructed view. Moving forward slowly reduces the risk of collision or accidents.

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  • 37. 

    When driving over speed bumps, tracks, or gullies, the operator should:

    • A.

      Travel in reverse, looking in the direction of travel.

    • B.

      Approach diagonally and move slowly forward.

    • C.

      Travel quickly and in a straight line towards the obstruction.

    • D.

      Travel slowly and in a straight line towards the obstruction.

    Correct Answer
    B. Approach diagonally and move slowly forward.
    Explanation
    When driving over speed bumps, tracks, or gullies, it is recommended to approach diagonally and move slowly forward. This approach allows the vehicle to navigate the obstacle more smoothly and reduces the impact on the vehicle's suspension. Moving slowly forward helps to maintain control and stability while crossing the obstruction. Traveling in a straight line towards the obstruction or traveling quickly can increase the risk of damaging the vehicle or losing control.

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