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Welcome to our OSHA Forklift test answers page, where you’ll find comprehensive and accurate solutions to common questions on forklift safety and operation. Whether you’re a forklift operator seeking to refresh your knowledge or an employer looking to test your staff’s understanding, our page is the ultimate resource for forklift test answers.
|What is the most common type of lift truck accident?
|Truck Tipped Over
|Whilst operating the lift truck in the working environment it is:
|The operator’s responsibility to be aware of pedestrians at all times
|If a fault develops on the machine during operation, operators should:
|Park the machine and report the fault immediately to the manager/supervisor
|The load centre on a counterbalanced fork lift truck is:
|The distance from the front face of the forks to the centre of gravity of the load
|If you have been trained to operate a sit down four wheel lift truck,you are also qualified to operate a stand up reach truck.
|When is completion of the pre-operation inspection checklist necessary?
|Daily, At the beginning of every shift.
|Only trained and authorized operators are allowed to operate a forklift.
|Is it O.K. to operate a lift truck that does not have a Data plate or the Data plate is damaged or unreadable.
|When traveling with a load on a level surface,you should raise the forks approximately how high from the floor.
|Loads should always be carried with the mast tilted to the forward-most position.
|When is it O.K. to give someone a ride on the forklift.
|The rear-end steering of a fork lift:
|Causes the rear end swing to the outside of the turn.
|When depositing a load,lower the forks until there is slack in the chains before backing out.
|Why is Lift truck operator safety training most important?
|Helps prevent accidents
|All lift trucks have the same controls and gauges.
|Is a fork truck considered in good working operating condition even if some of the gauges are broken?
|Person charging or replacing the battery of an electric lift truck should always wear.
|Protective Gloves,Eye or face protection,An apron resistant to battery acid.
|If you know how to drive a car,you also know how to drive a lift truck.
|What should be done to a lift truck that is found to be in need of repair,defective or in any way unsafe to operate.
|Inform supervisor immediately and take out of service.
|What should the operator do before driving a lift truck into a trailer?
|Make sure the trailer is able to handle the additional weight of lift truck,check tire blocks are securely in place on trailers tires,inspect the dock leveler or dock plate.
|When traveling up or down a grade or ramp,the load should always point uphill.
|Who is responsible for preventing accidents in the workplace?
|These are the items that will take your lift truck out of service.
|Leaking hydraulics hoses,faulty brakes,steering problem,parking brake will not engage.
|If a load appears to be improperly stacked or unstable.
|Straighten the load so it is safe to move.
|Is it ok to do a quick battery charge duing a lunch break on an electric lift truck?
because not letting the battery fully charge can damage the battery.
|When refueling a gas or diesel lift truck.
|Never leave the engine running,or fill tank until there is a slight overflow.
|Pedestrians should always yield right of way to lift trucks.
people always have right if way
|If a lift truck begins to tip over sideways,the operator should?
|Stay in truck and ride out the tip over.
|It is safe to give someone a ride on your lift truck.
|Employers must provide training and evaluation with employees
|All of the above.
|An operator must inspect PIT for damage at the beginning of each shift, report the damage to the supervisor & take out of
service until repaired.
|An operator must engage the brakes prior to dismounting.
|If an operator is assigned to a different type of truck, he/she should apply the general safety rules and guidelines
and does not need additional training.
|Formal Instruction, practical training and evaluation of each operator is required at least once every 4 years.
|When refueling or recharging a powered industrial truck the operator should?
|All of the above
|10-15% of forklift accidents are, at least in part, caused by inadequate training.
|Only the supervisor needs to know the load capacity and center of gravity for the forklift.
|Copies of forklift certifications as well as copies of the test taken and evaluations of the driving must be retained.
|The employer is not required to enforce forklift inspections to check on damage and remove from service until repaired,
as well as maintain a written record of the inspections.
|The lift truck should normally be driven:
|At a speed consistent with the type of load and general working conditions
|What is the main purpose of the overhead guard?
|To protect the operator if loose items such as boxes etc are dropped from height
|When a laden lift truck is being driven on a ramp/incline the load should face:
|When sounding the horn you should give a few sharp blasts, this is because:
|Several short blasts will attract more attention than one long continuous one
|In order to lift a laden pallet safely the fork width should be adjusted so that:
|Spread so there is an equal weight on each fork arm
|If a load appears to be stacked unsafely and in danger of collapse the forklift operator should:
|Leave the load alone, cordon off the area and inform the supervisor/manager
|When leaving the machine the key should be switched off and removed. This is:
|To prevent unauthorised persons from using the machine
|The Health and Safety At Work Act applies to:
|A truck has a rated capacity of 2000 kg at 500 mm load centre. This means:
|That it will not safely pick up a load of 2200 kg.
|Lift trucks use a hydraulic cylinder attached to chains to raise and lower the forks.
|Wide and long loads are more unstable than other types of loads.
|Before loading or unloading a trailer at a loading dock, you should:
– Inspect the floor of the trailer to ensure that it will support the lift truck and the load.
– Chock the wheels of the trailer.
– Make sure that dock plates, boards, and ramps are in place and secure.
|A brake pedal that sinks to the floor under continued pressure is in good operating condition.
|All industrial trucks (lift trucks) are equipped with a clutch.
|Of the three load positions illustrated above, which is the most stable?
|The front wheels of a lift truck serve as the ___ between the weight of the truck and the weight of the load being carried.
|In order to solve an “Inch Pound Equation”, you must use information provided on a truck’s data plate.
|The three major parts of a lift truck are the body (truck), overhead guard, and hydraulic lift.
|You can place your hands and feet outside of the operator’s compartment, as long as your head and body are protected.
|Always check the air pressure in tires from the side, not by facing the tread.
|The load capacity of a truck can be found on its data plate.
|Which of the following is NOT a type of lift truck?
|All industrial trucks (lift trucks) are equipped with controls which allow you to raise/lower and tilt the forks.
|If the mechanism on your lift fails, you should try to repair the chains or hydraulic system yourself.
|It is part of your job to complete a Daily Operator’s Report after you have thoroughly inspected your lift truck.
|If your truck starts to tip over:
– Don’t jump
– Stay in your seat
– Grip the wheel securely
– Brace yourself with your feet
|What is wrong with this illustration?
The truck is going down an incline, facing it with the forks which have a load on them.
|Driving in the wrong direction
|The gauge on the right is a/n: (C to H range)
|None of the above
|The most important safety device on your lift truck is ___.
|Rear wheel steering is used on lift trucks because it gives the operator greater control when using the forks.
|You can stand under the forks, if the engine of the lift truck is turned off.
|Anyone who has a valid driver’s license can operate a lift truck.
|When parking or leaving your truck, you should:
– Park or leave your truck in a safe area away from traffic.
– Lower the forks until they are flat on the floor.
– Turn off the engine.
– Set the parking brake and set the directional control to neutral.
|When transporting a load, you should not raise your load more than 8″ off the ground.
|You can drive a lift truck over any type of surface.
|Which of the following should NOT be allowed during the refueling or recharging process?
|Keep a flame burning nearby to burn off unwanted vapors or gases.
|An unladen lift truck should have it’s forks pointing down a gradient. This is to improve:
|Stability, traction and braking
|Providing you are on flat ground, if the load obscures your view you should:
|Travel in reverse and look in the direction of travel
|When using hydraulic controls the following control(s) of the machine should be used:
|The parking brake and neutral gear
|What is the correct way to approach a stack?
|Stop about 6 inches (150 mm) from the stack, apply the parking brake and raise the forks
|When travelling with a laden lift truck on level ground the position of the load should be:
|With the load as close to the ground as is practical, with back tilt applied to stabilise load
|Forklift must travel with load close to ground and at safe speed.
|You can find out load capacity, lift hight and forklift weight by reading?
|How often should pre-start be done?
|The lever to move forks up/down is the?
|Forlift driver must always look?
|In the direction of travel
|Who can operate forklift?
|Trained and authorized workers
|How many people are permitted to ride on a forklift?
|Only the operator
|What is the first thing to do before driving into a trailer?
|Check that the rear wheels have been chocked
|When traveling down a ramp or incline:
|Back down when loaded
|Who has the right-of-way?
|How high should a load be carried on a smooth surface?
|2 to 4 inches if possible
|Who is responsible for checking the security of a trailer before loading or unloading?
|The forklift operator
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