Forklift Practice Test

How much do you already know?

  1. It is very easy to tip over on ramps and sloped surfaces whether the forklift is loaded or unloaded.

  2. True

  3. When driving on ramps with a grade of 10 percent or more with a loaded FL, you must always keep the load uphill, even if it means driving in reverse down the ramp.

  4. True

  5. It is acceptable to smoke cigarettes when changing propane tanks.

  6. True

  7. If the vehicle has a seat belt but will only be operated on smooth concrete it is not required to be used.

  8. True

  9. Tractor‐trailers’ wheels always need to be chocked prior to loading/unloading.

  10. True

  11. The distance between wheels is the only factor in determining the stability pyramid.

  12. True

  13. Pre‐check inspections should be completed at the start of the work shift, this inspection should be documented and the records retained.

  14. True

  15. Unattended forklifts should keep the forks up so they are not a tripping hazard.

  16. True

  17. What should you do if your FL begins to tip over?

  18. Jump out in the direction opposite the direction in which it is tipping.
    Stay in the operator’s position while holding onto the steering wheel and bracing yourself.

  19. When forward visibility is obstructed or blocked…

  20. Proceed forward slowly and with due caution.
    Drive in reverse.