Telehandler Safety Test

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Telehandler Safety Test

A telescopic handler, or telehandler for short, is a machine used for agricultural and industrial purposes. It is controlled by telescopic cylinder, for the upward and downward motion commonly known as a boom. As with all heavy machinery, there are many safety protocols that you need to know before taking control of a telehandler. Do you know them?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The logbook is…
    • A. 

      Stored within the telehandler cabin for immediate access

    • B. 

      Taken home for study each night

    • C. 

      Cut apart and relevant pages pasted to dashboard

    • D. 

      Stored in the owners office

  • 2. 
    Never use a set of fork in which one or both forks have…
    • A. 

      Been stamped “3000kg at 600mm centres”

    • B. 

      Load guards fitted

    • C. 

      Been repaired by welding

    • D. 

      Side shift fitted

  • 3. 
    What is not a potential site hazard to the telehandler operator?
    • A. 

      Holes & excavations

    • B. 

      A balanced load under rated capacity

    • C. 

      Powerlines and other services

    • D. 

      Confine spaces and fumes

  • 4. 
    When working near powerlines, the operator must..
    • A. 

      Keep plenty of distance from lines

    • B. 

      Leave 3m for distribution and 6m from transmission lines

    • C. 

      Leave 6.4m from distribution and 10m from transmission lines

    • D. 

      Leave 10m from distribution lines and 15m from transmission lines

  • 5. 
    When should an operator do a thorough inspection of the telehandler?
    • A. 

      Never. Let everyone look for themselves

    • B. 

      Before operating the telehandler at the start of a shift

    • C. 

      Only when the operator starts at a new location

    • D. 

      Every time the operator stars the telehandler

  • 6. 
    When inspecting the tires of the telehander which of the following is not a concern?
    • A. 

      Brand of tires

    • B. 

      Correct pressure

    • C. 

      Condition of tires

    • D. 

      Good condition of valve stems and caps

  • 7. 
    The ROPS refers to…
    • A. 

      Recyclable Oxygen Pressure System

    • B. 

      Removable Overhead Protection Structure

    • C. 

      Roll Over Protection Structure

    • D. 

      Falling Object Protection Structure

  • 8. 
    Which statement is correct? Prior to operation a telehandler…
    • A. 

      Always fasten your seat

    • B. 

      Consult a safety officer on how to operate the telehandler

    • C. 

      Check the prior logbook entries and note any problems

    • D. 

      All controls should be in neutral position

  • 9. 
    In the event that a malfunction or abnormal condition is identified, you should…
    • A. 

      Park the telehandler on a level safe area and shut down and secure

    • B. 

      Operate only under the direction of the site manager

    • C. 

      Use only in restricted capacity

    • D. 

      Stop frequently to determine the current status of the item requiring maintenance

  • 10. 
    Which statement is true of crab steering?
    • A. 

      The 2 front wheels turn either L or R and back 2 in opposite direction

    • B. 

      All 4 wheels turn in the same direction at the same time

    • C. 

      The 2 front wheels steer only

    • D. 

      The back wheels steer only

  • 11. 
    One of the most important concerns when driving the telehandler is to…
    • A. 

      Disengage hand brake before selecting drive

    • B. 

      Ensure fuel tank is full

    • C. 

      Ensure logbook is placed in cabin at end of shift

    • D. 

      Ensure operator has line of sight at all times

  • 12. 
    When entering or leaving a building, the operator should…
    • A. 

      Give way to the right

    • B. 

      Lower the load and maintain normal speed

    • C. 

      Slow down and sound horn and be prepared to stop

    • D. 

      Sound horn and proceed at normal speed

  • 13. 
    Once the load has been place on the forks, it is recommended to restrict speed to…
    • A. 

      3MPH which is walking speed

    • B. 

      6MPH

    • C. 

      9MPH

    • D. 

      Second gear travel

  • 14. 
    In the event that a telehandler rolls, you must…
    • A. 

      Attempt to leap clear into the opposite direction from the roll

    • B. 

      Remain seated, hold on firmly and lean away from the point of impact

    • C. 

      Deploy front mounted stabilizers if fitted

    • D. 

      Attempt to dump the load

  • 15. 
    If the center of gravity moves outside the stability triangle…
    • A. 

      All functions will cut out

    • B. 

      The telehandler boom will automatically retact

    • C. 

      The telehandler will become unstable and tip over

    • D. 

      It is OK to continue lifting

  • 16. 
    If the operator cannot determine the weight of the load, they should…
    • A. 

      Ask a competent person or supplier for weight of the load

    • B. 

      Lift the load carefully until the back wheels lift off the ground

    • C. 

      Increase engine revs

    • D. 

      Ask you supervisor to keep people away from the telehandler while lifting the load

  • 17. 
    The carriage tilt function is used to…
    • A. 

      Cradle and deposit the load

    • B. 

      Present the load for easier manual handling at elevated positions

    • C. 

      Provide a means for the pallet empty its load

    • D. 

      Adjust the angle of the telehandler frame

  • 18. 
    Load capacity charts indicate…
    • A. 

      The maximum available horsepower

    • B. 

      The maximum number of people who can be lifted on the forks

    • C. 

      The maximum weight that can be safely transported

    • D. 

      Certainty in what can or cannot be lifted and what boom extension

  • 19. 
    A telehandler that is rated at 3000KG at 600mm load centers is based on…
    • A. 

      The telehandler working on firm level ground with boom lowered and fully retracted

    • B. 

      Correct tire pressure

    • C. 

      The boom fully extended horizontally with a 3 ton load

    • D. 

      The boom fully extended and at full height with a 3 ton load

  • 20. 
    What piece of information is not required to use a capacity chart?
    • A. 

      Weight of load to be lifted

    • B. 

      Angle of the boom

    • C. 

      Backup alarm

    • D. 

      Forward reach or distance required

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