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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What procedures do you follow when the load on your forklift obscures your view in front?

    • A.

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

    • B.

      Travel in reverse looking in the direction of travel.

    • C.

      Raise the load so you can see under it.

    Correct Answer
    B. Travel in reverse looking in the direction of travel.
    Explanation
    When the load on the forklift obscures the view in front, the correct procedure is to travel in reverse while looking in the direction of travel. This ensures that the operator has a clear line of sight and can avoid any potential obstacles or hazards. By traveling in reverse, the operator can maintain better control and maneuverability while also being able to react quickly to any unexpected situations. This procedure prioritizes safety and minimizes the risk of accidents or collisions.

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  • 2. 

    A fault occurs while driving your forklift, what action do you take?

    • A.

      Park the forklift as safely as possible, remove it's key and report this fault to your supervisor.

    • B.

      Carry on until a convenient break and then report it.

    • C.

      Try to repair the fault yourself.

    Correct Answer
    A. Park the forklift as safely as possible, remove it's key and report this fault to your supervisor.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to park the forklift as safely as possible, remove its key, and report the fault to your supervisor. This is the appropriate action to take because it prioritizes safety by ensuring that the forklift is not in use while there is a fault. By reporting the fault to the supervisor, they can arrange for repairs or take further action to address the issue. Trying to repair the fault yourself may not be safe or effective, and continuing to operate the forklift without addressing the fault could lead to further damage or accidents.

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  • 3. 

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

    • A.

      As near to the ground as possible and level.

    • B.

      About 6" to 8" inches from the floor and level.

    • C.

      About 6"to 8" from the floor and tilted back.

    • D.

      As near to the floor as practical but high enough to clear obstructions and tilted back. 

    Correct Answer
    C. About 6"to 8" from the floor and tilted back.
    Explanation
    The forks should be positioned about 6" to 8" from the floor and tilted back while driving a forklift. This position allows the forks to be low enough to clear obstructions on the ground, but also tilted back to provide stability and prevent the load from sliding off. This position ensures safe and efficient operation of the forklift while transporting materials.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

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

    • B.

      Resting on the floor tilted fully back.

    • C.

      Resting on the floor tilted forward.

    Correct Answer
    C. Resting on the floor tilted forward.
    Explanation
    When parking a forklift, it is recommended to place the forks resting on the floor and tilted forward. This position ensures that the forks are stable and secure, preventing any accidental movement. Tilting them forward also helps to distribute the weight evenly and reduces the risk of the forklift tipping over. Placing the forks at a height of 4" to 6" from the ground allows for easy access and prevents any obstruction while maneuvering the forklift.

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  • 5. 

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

    • A.

      The forklift operator.

    • B.

      Each person within the area.

    • C.

      The manager

    Correct Answer
    A. The forklift operator.
    Explanation
    The forklift operator is responsible for the safety of persons working in a forklift area because they have direct control over the operation of the forklift and are trained to operate it safely. They are responsible for following safety protocols, ensuring that the area is clear of obstacles, and communicating effectively with other workers in the area to prevent accidents and injuries. Additionally, the forklift operator is trained to identify potential hazards and take appropriate actions to mitigate them, making them the primary person responsible for ensuring the safety of others in the forklift area.

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  • 6. 

    How should the rated capacity of a forklift be determined by you?

    • A.

      Testing with various loads.

    • B.

      Reading the load plate.

    • C.

      Guesswork.

    Correct Answer
    B. Reading the load plate.
    Explanation
    The rated capacity of a forklift should be determined by reading the load plate. The load plate provides important information about the maximum weight that the forklift can safely lift and carry. It includes details such as the maximum load capacity at different load centers and the maximum height at which the load can be lifted. By referring to the load plate, operators can ensure that they do not exceed the forklift's capacity, which is crucial for maintaining safety and preventing accidents. Testing with various loads or relying on guesswork can be unreliable and potentially dangerous.

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  • 7. 

    What action is required when a load is unstable?

    • A.

      Back tilt the load.

    • B.

      Stop and re-stack

    • C.

      Call for assistance to support the load

    Correct Answer
    B. Stop and re-stack
    Explanation
    When a load is unstable, the correct action to take is to stop and re-stack it. This means that the person handling the load should halt any movement or operation involving the load and then proceed to rearrange or rebuild the stack in a more stable manner. This is necessary to prevent any accidents or damage that may occur due to an unstable load.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      Any time.

    • B.

      To assist when turning.

    • C.

      Only when stacking and de-stacking

    Correct Answer
    C. Only when stacking and de-stacking
    Explanation
    It is only allowable to move a forklift with its load fully raised when stacking and de-stacking. This is because when the load is raised, it can affect the stability and balance of the forklift, making it more prone to tipping over. Therefore, it is important to only move the forklift with the load fully raised in situations where it is necessary for stacking or de-stacking purposes.

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  • 9. 

    Should the load capacity of a forklift ever be exceeded?

    • A.

      Only if the counterweight is increased.

    • B.

      Only if lifting the load within 36".

    • C.

      Not at any time.

    Correct Answer
    C. Not at any time.
    Explanation
    Exceeding the load capacity of a forklift is not recommended at any time. Doing so can lead to instability, loss of control, and potentially dangerous situations. Forklifts are designed with specific load capacities to ensure safe operation and prevent accidents. Exceeding this capacity can put excessive strain on the forklift's components, such as the mast, forks, and tires, leading to potential damage or failure. It is important to always adhere to the manufacturer's load capacity guidelines to ensure the safety of both the operator and the surrounding environment.

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  • 10. 

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

    • A.

      Lower the forks to the ground.

    • B.

      Use the gear change to attempt a stop.

    • C.

      Jump clear.

    Correct Answer
    A. Lower the forks to the ground.
    Explanation
    If your brakes fail on your forklift, the best action to take is to lower the forks to the ground. Lowering the forks will shift the center of gravity downwards, making it more stable and reducing the risk of tipping over. This action will also help to slow down the forklift gradually and bring it to a stop. Using the gear change to attempt a stop may not be effective if the brakes have completely failed. Jumping clear should only be considered as a last resort if there is imminent danger and no other option is available.

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  • 11. 

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

    • A.

      Driving too fast.

    • B.

      Load too heavy.

    • C.

      Driving on an incline.

    • D.

      Cornering too sharply.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    All of the points mentioned - driving too fast, load too heavy, driving on an incline, and cornering too sharply - can affect the stability of a forklift. Driving too fast can cause the forklift to tip over, especially when making turns. A load that is too heavy can make the forklift unbalanced and increase the risk of tipping. Driving on an incline can also lead to instability as it affects the distribution of weight on the forklift. Lastly, cornering too sharply can cause the forklift to become unstable and potentially tip over. Therefore, all of these factors can impact the stability of a forklift.

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  • 12. 

    How often should operators inspect their forklift?

    • A.

      Hourly.

    • B.

      Weekly.

    • C.

      Every Shift.

    • D.

      Monthly.

    Correct Answer
    C. Every Shift.
    Explanation
    Operators should inspect their forklift every shift. This is because regular inspections help ensure the forklift is in proper working condition and safe to use. By inspecting the forklift before each shift, operators can identify any potential issues or malfunctions and address them promptly. This helps prevent accidents, reduces downtime, and prolongs the lifespan of the forklift. Inspections should include checking the tires, brakes, lights, horn, steering, and any other relevant components to ensure they are functioning correctly.

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  • 13. 

    Who has the right-of-way?

    • A.

      The largest forklift.

    • B.

      Pedestrians.

    • C.

      Forklifts approaching from the right.

    • D.

      Forklifts in the main aisle.

    Correct Answer
    B. Pedestrians.
    Explanation
    Pedestrians have the right-of-way in this scenario. This means that pedestrians have the priority to proceed safely without being interrupted or obstructed by any other vehicles, including forklifts. This is important for ensuring the safety of pedestrians in areas where forklifts are present, as they are more vulnerable to accidents and injuries. It is crucial for forklift operators to be aware of and respect the right-of-way of pedestrians to prevent any potential accidents or harm.

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  • 14. 

    When traveling down an incline:

    • A.

      Back down when loaded.

    • B.

      Back up when loaded.

    • C.

      Always back down.

    • D.

      Use your own judgement.

    Correct Answer
    A. Back down when loaded.
    Explanation
    When traveling down an incline, it is safer to back down when loaded. This is because when the vehicle is loaded, the weight distribution shifts towards the rear, making it more difficult for the front wheels to maintain traction and control. By backing down, the weight of the load is distributed towards the rear wheels, increasing their traction and stability. This reduces the risk of losing control or skidding while descending the incline.

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  • 15. 

    How soon should repairs be made to a forklift?

    • A.

      As soon as possible.

    • B.

      At the next scheduled maintenance time.

    • C.

      Before the unit is used.

    • D.

      At the end of your shift.

    Correct Answer
    C. Before the unit is used.
    Explanation
    Repairs should be made to a forklift before the unit is used to ensure the safety and proper functioning of the equipment. Waiting until the next scheduled maintenance time or the end of the shift may result in further damage or accidents. Therefore, it is important to address any necessary repairs as soon as possible to prevent any potential hazards or disruptions in the workflow.

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  • 16. 

    When is it OK to travel with a load raised at it's maximum height?

    • A.

      Whenever there is sufficient clearance.

    • B.

      Whenever you know the floor to be free of bumps.

    • C.

      Whenever it improves your visibility.

    • D.

      Never.

    Correct Answer
    D. Never.
    Explanation
    It is never okay to travel with a load raised at its maximum height. This is because it poses a significant risk of instability and potential accidents. The load becomes more prone to tipping over or falling, causing damage to the load itself, the equipment, and potentially harming individuals nearby. Maintaining a lowered load height ensures better stability and reduces the risk of accidents during travel.

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  • 17. 

    Who is responsible for checking the security of a trailer before loading or unloading?

    • A.

      The dock supervisor.

    • B.

      The forklift operator.

    • C.

      The truck driver.

    • D.

      Whoever the company designates.

    Correct Answer
    B. The forklift operator.
    Explanation
    The forklift operator is responsible for checking the security of a trailer before loading or unloading. This is because the forklift operator is directly involved in the handling and movement of the goods, and ensuring the trailer is secure is crucial for the safety of the operator and the cargo. The forklift operator is trained to inspect the trailer for any potential hazards or issues that may affect the loading or unloading process, such as damaged flooring, faulty doors, or unstable loads. They are also responsible for properly securing the goods inside the trailer to prevent any accidents or damage during transportation.

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  • 18. 

    Training on one type of vehicle:

    • A.

      Qualifies the operator for that type of vehicle.

    • B.

      Is sufficient for all company forklifts.

    • C.

      Should be done every three years.

    • D.

      Should be done every five years.

    Correct Answer
    A. Qualifies the operator for that type of vehicle.
    Explanation
    Training on one type of vehicle qualifies the operator for that specific type of vehicle. This means that the operator has received the necessary knowledge and skills to safely operate that particular vehicle. However, it does not imply that the operator is qualified to operate all company forklifts or that the training should be done every three or five years.

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  • 19. 

    A forklift operator's performance must be evaluated:

    • A.

      Monthly.

    • B.

      Yearly.

    • C.

      Every three years.

    • D.

      Only one time.

    Correct Answer
    C. Every three years.
    Explanation
    Evaluating a forklift operator's performance every three years allows for a comprehensive assessment of their skills, knowledge, and adherence to safety protocols over an extended period of time. This timeframe ensures that the evaluation is not overly frequent, allowing the operator to demonstrate consistent performance and improvement over time. Additionally, a three-year evaluation cycle allows for the identification of any long-term trends or patterns in the operator's performance, enabling targeted training and development opportunities to be implemented if necessary.

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  • 20. 

    You can get under a raised load to check it:

    • A.

      For debris that may have fell off.

    • B.

      To be sure that the fork position is correct.

    • C.

      Never get under a raised load.

    • D.

      Whenever you feel it is necessary.

    Correct Answer
    C. Never get under a raised load.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Never get under a raised load." This is because it is extremely dangerous to be underneath a load that is lifted off the ground. There is a risk of the load falling and causing serious injury or even death. It is important to prioritize safety and never put yourself in harm's way by being under a raised load.

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  • 21. 

    OSHA rules state that:

    • A.

      Only authorized employees can ride on the truck forks

    • B.

      No person can ride on the truck forks.

    • C.

      Any employee can ride on the truck forks if they are empty.

    Correct Answer
    B. No person can ride on the truck forks.
    Explanation
    According to OSHA rules, it is stated that no person can ride on the truck forks. This means that regardless of whether the employee is authorized or the forks are empty, riding on the truck forks is strictly prohibited.

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  • 22. 

    Forklift refueling and battery charging are performed in:

    • A.

      Off site garages.

    • B.

      The area where the forklift is used.

    • C.

      Special ventilated areas with no fire or ignition sources

    • D.

      Outside of the building.

    Correct Answer
    C. Special ventilated areas with no fire or ignition sources
    Explanation
    Forklift refueling and battery charging need to be performed in special ventilated areas with no fire or ignition sources. This is because forklifts use flammable fuel or batteries that can produce flammable gases during the charging process. These gases need to be safely ventilated to prevent the risk of fire or explosions. Performing these tasks in off site garages or outside of the building may not provide the necessary ventilation and safety measures, while performing them in the area where the forklift is used may pose a risk to the surrounding environment and personnel.

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  • 23. 

    Who is allowed to operate lift truck equipment?

    • A.

      Anyone with a drivers license.

    • B.

      Someone who has three months experience.

    • C.

      Only those who have read the operator's manual.

    • D.

      Only trained and authorized personnel that are employer certified.

    Correct Answer
    D. Only trained and authorized personnel that are employer certified.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is only trained and authorized personnel that are employer certified. This is because operating lift truck equipment requires specific knowledge and skills to ensure safety and prevent accidents. Only individuals who have undergone proper training and certification by their employer can be trusted to operate this equipment efficiently and responsibly. A driver's license or three months of experience may not guarantee the necessary expertise to operate a lift truck safely. Reading the operator's manual alone is also insufficient without proper training and certification.

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  • 24. 

    Once a person has been trained to operate a lift truck, they are authorized to use any type of lifting device?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    After a person has been trained to operate a lift truck, they are not automatically authorized to use any type of lifting device. Although they have received training on how to operate a lift truck, different lifting devices may have specific requirements and safety protocols that the person may not be familiar with. Therefore, they would need additional training and authorization to use different types of lifting devices.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following does not require powered industrial truck operator recertification?

    • A.

      The lift truck hits racking while driving the truck.

    • B.

      A portion of the load falls during handling.

    • C.

      It has been three years since employer certification.

    • D.

      When another operator is involved in an accident.

    Correct Answer
    D. When another operator is involved in an accident.
    Explanation
    When another operator is involved in an accident does not require powered industrial truck operator recertification because the question is asking for the situation that does not require recertification. The other options mentioned in the question, such as the lift truck hitting racking, a portion of the load falling, and it being three years since employer certification, all indicate situations that would require recertification.

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  • 26. 

    Which dimension defines the "LOAD CENTER"?

    • A.

      Dimension A.

    • B.

      Dimension B.

    • C.

      Dimension C.

    Correct Answer
    A. Dimension A.
    Explanation
    Dimension A defines the "LOAD CENTER".

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  • 27. 

    As the load center increases the capacity increases?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. As the load center increases, the capacity does not necessarily increase. The capacity of a load center depends on various factors such as the size of the load center, the electrical infrastructure, and the power supply. Increasing the load center may require additional upgrades and modifications to the electrical system to handle the increased capacity. Therefore, it is not true that the capacity automatically increases with the load center.

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  • 28. 

    Can a lift truck with a 5000 LB capacity at a 24" load center lift the following load?

    • A.

      Yes, the lift truck can safely lift the load.

    • B.

      NO, the lift truck can not safely lift the load.

    Correct Answer
    B. NO, the lift truck can not safely lift the load.
    Explanation
    The lift truck cannot safely lift the load because the load center is 24" away from the truck's capacity rating. The load center is the point where the load is positioned on the forks, and it affects the truck's stability and lifting capacity. If the load center is further away from the truck's capacity rating, it decreases the truck's lifting capacity. In this case, the load center is 24" away, which exceeds the truck's capacity rating, making it unsafe to lift the load.

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  • 29. 

    Operators using a lift truck must use the available seat belt?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important for operators using a lift truck to use the available seat belt for their own safety. Seat belts help to prevent the operator from being thrown out of the vehicle in case of sudden stops or accidents. It also helps to keep the operator in a stable position while operating the lift truck, reducing the risk of falling or being injured. Therefore, it is necessary for operators to use the available seat belt while using a lift truck.

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  • 30. 

    In the event of a lateral or longitudinal tip-over, the operator of a sit down counterbalance lift truck should:

    • A.

      Hold on firmly to the steering wheel with both hands.

    • B.

      Brace feet firmly against the floorboard.

    • C.

      Lean away from the point of impact.

    • D.

      Stay within the operator compartment.

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    In the event of a lateral or longitudinal tip-over, it is important for the operator of a sit-down counterbalance lift truck to take certain actions to ensure their safety. Holding on firmly to the steering wheel with both hands allows the operator to maintain control of the truck and steer it in the right direction. Bracing feet firmly against the floorboard provides stability and helps prevent the operator from being thrown off balance. Leaning away from the point of impact helps to minimize the risk of injury. Lastly, staying within the operator compartment ensures that the operator is protected and can safely operate the truck. Therefore, all of the above actions should be taken by the operator in such situations.

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  • 31. 

    If the lift truck develops mechanical problems the operator should:

    • A.

      Operate the lift truck till the mechanic arrives.

    • B.

      Repair the problem to the best of their ability.

    • C.

      Immediately report the mechanical problem to the supervisor and park the truck.

    Correct Answer
    C. Immediately report the mechanical problem to the supervisor and park the truck.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to immediately report the mechanical problem to the supervisor and park the truck. This is the safest and most responsible action to take when a lift truck develops mechanical problems. Continuing to operate the truck could lead to further damage or accidents, while attempting to repair the problem without proper knowledge or tools could be dangerous. By reporting the problem to the supervisor, they can arrange for a mechanic to fix the issue and ensure the safety of the operator and others in the workplace.

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  • 32. 

    When the lift truck is left unattended, the forks must be placed:

    • A.

      Above eye level

    • B.

      4" to 6" above the floor.

    • C.

      On the floor with the fork tips down.

    Correct Answer
    C. On the floor with the fork tips down.
    Explanation
    When the lift truck is left unattended, it is important to place the forks on the floor with the fork tips down. This is because leaving the forks in this position ensures that they are stable and securely grounded, minimizing the risk of accidents or damage. Placing the forks above eye level or 4" to 6" above the floor can create a potential hazard, as they may become unstable or obstruct the view of others. Therefore, placing the forks on the floor with the fork tips down is the safest and most appropriate option when leaving the lift truck unattended.

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  • 33. 

    When picking up a load, the forks must be spaced:

    • A.

      As close together as possible.

    • B.

      As wide apart as necessary for maximum support of the load.

    • C.

      As far apart as possible.

    Correct Answer
    B. As wide apart as necessary for maximum support of the load.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "As wide apart as necessary for maximum support of the load." This is because when picking up a load, it is important to have the forks spaced wide apart to provide maximum stability and support to the load. By having the forks spread out, it helps distribute the weight evenly and minimizes the risk of the load tipping or becoming unbalanced. This ensures safer handling of the load and reduces the chances of accidents or damage.

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  • 34. 

    If the load is too big to see around, you should?

    • A.

      Lean out to one side of the truck so that you can see.

    • B.

      Lift the load high enough so that you can see underneath.

    • C.

      Drive in reverse

    Correct Answer
    C. Drive in reverse
    Explanation
    When the load is too big to see around, driving in reverse is the safest option. This allows the driver to have better visibility of the surroundings and potential obstacles. By driving in reverse, the driver can maneuver the truck more effectively and avoid any potential accidents or collisions. It is important to prioritize safety and choose the option that provides the best visibility in such situations.

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  • 35. 

    Which truck positioning is best to provide maximum clearance for tail swing?

    • A.

      Truck One

    • B.

      Truck Two

    • C.

      Truck Three

    Correct Answer
    C. Truck Three
    Explanation
    Truck Three is the best positioning to provide maximum clearance for tail swing. This is because it allows the rear of the truck to swing out the furthest, minimizing the risk of hitting any obstacles or objects nearby. By positioning the truck in this way, there is a greater distance between the rear of the truck and any potential obstructions, ensuring safer maneuverability.

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  • 36. 

    You may carry a pedestrian on the lift truck when:

    • A.

      There is enough room for two people in the operators compartment.

    • B.

      It is approved by the supervisor.

    • C.

      Never.

    Correct Answer
    C. Never.
    Explanation
    It is never safe to carry a pedestrian on a lift truck, regardless of the available space or supervisor approval. Lift trucks are designed to carry loads and not passengers. Carrying pedestrians on a lift truck can lead to accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. It is important to follow safety guidelines and ensure that lift trucks are used only for their intended purpose.

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  • 37. 

    When driving a loaded truck on a ramp, the operator must not:

    • A.

      Drive in reverse down the ramp.

    • B.

      Drive in reverse going up the ramp.

    • C.

      Driving forward going up the ramp.

    Correct Answer
    B. Drive in reverse going up the ramp.
    Explanation
    Driving in reverse going up the ramp is the correct answer because it is not safe or recommended to drive a loaded truck in reverse up a ramp. This action can cause the truck to lose control, especially if it is carrying a heavy load. It is generally safer to drive forward when going up a ramp as it provides better control and stability for the vehicle.

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  • 38. 

    When the truck is in motion it is not necessary to sound the horn at intersections and blind spots.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because when a truck is in motion, it is necessary to sound the horn at intersections and blind spots. This is important to alert other drivers or pedestrians of the truck's presence and avoid any potential accidents. The horn serves as a safety measure to communicate the truck's position and intention, especially in situations where visibility may be limited.

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  • 39. 

    It is the lift truck operator's responsibility to make sure no one walks or stands under raised loads or forks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it is the responsibility of the lift truck operator to ensure the safety of others by preventing them from walking or standing under raised loads or forks. This is important to avoid potential accidents or injuries caused by falling objects or the movement of the lift truck. It is crucial for the operator to be vigilant and communicate with others in the work environment to ensure everyone's safety.

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  • 40. 

    When changing a liquid propane gas cylinder, you should wear gloves and eye protection because:

    • A.

      The engine may backfire.

    • B.

      Pressure in the line may release liquid propane gas when the coupling is loosened.

    • C.

      Sparks may be released when the coupling is released.

    Correct Answer
    B. Pressure in the line may release liquid propane gas when the coupling is loosened.
    Explanation
    When changing a liquid propane gas cylinder, it is important to wear gloves and eye protection because pressure in the line may release liquid propane gas when the coupling is loosened. This can lead to the release of flammable gas, which can be dangerous if it comes into contact with sparks or flames. Wearing gloves and eye protection helps to minimize the risk of injury in case of a gas leak or ignition.

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  • 41. 

    Liquid Propane cylinders must be stored:

    • A.

      Anywhere away from sparks or smoking areas.

    • B.

      Where lift trucks are parked.

    • C.

      In a safe area approved by local regulations

    Correct Answer
    C. In a safe area approved by local regulations
    Explanation
    Liquid Propane cylinders must be stored in a safe area approved by local regulations to ensure the safety of the surrounding environment and prevent any potential hazards. Local regulations are put in place to determine the specific requirements and guidelines for the storage of hazardous materials such as propane cylinders. Storing the cylinders in a safe area approved by these regulations helps to minimize the risk of accidents or incidents, as well as ensures compliance with legal requirements. This ensures that the cylinders are stored in a controlled and secure environment, away from potential sources of ignition, sparks, or smoking areas, further reducing the risk of fire or explosion.

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  • 42. 

    Wide and long loads are more unstable than other types of loads.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Wide and long loads are more unstable than other types of loads because their size and shape make them more prone to tipping or shifting during transport. The larger surface area and length of these loads make them more susceptible to wind or uneven road conditions, increasing the risk of instability. Additionally, the weight distribution of wide and long loads can be more challenging to manage, further contributing to their instability. Therefore, it is true that wide and long loads are more unstable than other types of loads.

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  • 43. 

    You can place your hands and feet outside of the operator's compartment, as long as your head and body are protected.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is acceptable to place hands and feet outside of the operator's compartment as long as the head and body are protected. However, this is incorrect. In any situation, it is important to keep all body parts within the operator's compartment to ensure safety. Placing hands and feet outside of the compartment can expose them to potential hazards and accidents. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 44. 

    Which of the following should not be allowed during the re-fueling or re-charging process?

    • A.

      Park your truck in a designated re-fueling or re-charging station.

    • B.

      Do not block doorways or emergency exits or equipment.

    • C.

      Keep a flame burning away any unwanted vapors or gasses.

    • D.

      Check to see if a fire extinguisher is nearby.

    Correct Answer
    C. Keep a flame burning away any unwanted vapors or gasses.
    Explanation
    During the re-fueling or re-charging process, it is important to prioritize safety. Keeping a flame burning away any unwanted vapors or gases should not be allowed because it can potentially ignite and cause a fire or explosion. This action poses a significant risk to both the individual and the surrounding environment. Therefore, it is crucial to avoid any open flames or sources of ignition when handling flammable substances.

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  • 45. 

    All industrial lift trucks are equipped with controls that allow you to raise, lower and tilt the forks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Industrial lift trucks are indeed equipped with controls that enable the operator to raise, lower, and tilt the forks. These controls are essential for the safe and efficient operation of the lift truck, as they allow for the precise positioning of the forks to load and unload materials. Without these controls, it would be extremely challenging to handle heavy loads and maneuver them in tight spaces. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 46. 

    Rear wheel steering is used in lift trucks because it gives the operator greater control when using the forks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Rear wheel steering is used in lift trucks because it allows the operator to have better control and maneuverability while using the forks. By steering from the rear, the operator can easily navigate tight spaces and make precise movements, especially when picking up or placing loads. This design also helps to reduce the turning radius of the lift truck, making it easier to operate in confined areas. Overall, rear wheel steering enhances the operator's control and improves the efficiency of the lift truck in handling loads.

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  • 47. 

    The load capacity of a lift truck can be found on it's data plate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The load capacity of a lift truck can be found on its data plate. This means that the data plate provides information about the maximum weight that the lift truck can safely carry. By referring to the data plate, operators can ensure that they do not exceed the load capacity, which is important for maintaining safety and preventing accidents. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 48. 

    Before loading or unloading a trailer at a loading dock you should?

    • A.

      Inspect the floor of the trailer to ensure that it will support the full weight of the lift truck and load.

    • B.

      Chock the wheels of the trailer.

    • C.

      Make sure the dock plates and ramps are in place and secure.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Before loading or unloading a trailer at a loading dock, it is important to inspect the floor of the trailer to ensure that it can support the weight of the lift truck and load. Chocking the wheels of the trailer is necessary to prevent any movement or accidents. Additionally, it is crucial to make sure that the dock plates and ramps are properly in place and secure to ensure safe loading and unloading. Therefore, all of the above steps should be followed to ensure a safe and efficient process.

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  • 49. 

    When parking or leaving your lift 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 direction control to neutral

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    When parking or leaving your lift truck, it is important to follow certain safety measures. Parking or leaving the truck in a safe area away from traffic ensures that it is not obstructing any pathways or causing potential accidents. Lowering the forks until they are flat on the floor prevents any objects from falling off or causing damage. Turning off the engine helps conserve energy and prevents any accidental movement. Setting the parking brake and setting the direction control to neutral ensures that the truck remains stationary and does not roll or move unexpectedly. Therefore, all of the mentioned actions should be taken when parking or leaving a lift truck.

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  • 50. 

    The most important safety device on your lift truck is?

    • A.

      Horn.

    • B.

      Seat Belt.

    • C.

      Warning Light.

    • D.

      Back Up alarm.

    • E.

      You.

    Correct Answer
    E. You.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You." The explanation for this answer is that as the operator of the lift truck, you are responsible for ensuring the safety of yourself and others. You must follow proper operating procedures, be aware of your surroundings, and make safe decisions while operating the lift truck. While other safety devices such as the horn, seat belt, warning light, and back-up alarm are important, they are only effective if you use them correctly and responsibly. Ultimately, it is your actions and decisions that determine the safety of the lift truck.

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