FREE Workplace Forklift Questions and Answers

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Which THREE of the following ways can rainy weather affect forklift operations?

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Correct Answer: Loads become heavier, Ground is softened, Traction is reduced
Rainy weather can affect vehicle traction, soften the ground beneath the vehicle, and increase load weight. These factors will all have an impact on how the vehicle operates.

Why is a loaded forklift at risk on soft ground?

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Correct Answer: The vehicle may sink, The vehicle may tip
A loaded forklift may sink or topple over on soft ground.

Which of the following best sums up the primary risk posed by a forklift's counterweight when operating in a small area?

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Correct Answer: Crushing hazard
Because it may move in close proximity to walls or other structural elements, the counterweight poses a crushing hazard.

Which of the following is NOT a duty all employees must take on under the Health and Safety at Work Act?

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Correct Answer: Reporting all serious incidents to the HSE
It is not the responsibility of every employee to report significant incidents to the HSE.

True or false: a prison sentence could follow noncompliance with laws or regulations?

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Correct Answer: TRUE
Judges have the authority to sentence operators to prison if they break the law or any regulations.

Which THREE of the following require that the mast lift chains be checked?

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Correct Answer: Are the chains lubricated?, Is the tension evenly distributed?, Are the chains damaged?
It is your responsibility to make sure the chains are free from defects, properly lubricated, and have the tension distributed evenly throughout.

You will be using your forklift to drive up and down the hill that is your project site. Which method is usually the safest for doing this?

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Correct Answer: Keep the heaviest part of the vehicle on the uphill side
As a general rule, it is safest to keep the heaviest part of the forklift on the uphill side to avoid it tipping over. You should, however, refer to the manufacturer recommendations where possible.

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