Forklift Truck Operators Training Course – Written Test
NAME: ________________________________________ JOB NO. ___________________
SS#: _________________________ LOCATION: ________________
Note: The following is a group of questions designed to evaluate the skill level in your craft. This test does not have an affect on your employment, but will assist us in determining the position most suited to your skill level. (Circle the letter of the correct answer or fill in the blanks.)
1. A lift truck-training program will help us:
a. Reduce maintenance costs.
b. Increase efficiency.
c. Reduce accidents.
d. All of the above.
2. The rear end steering of forklift trucks:
a. Causes the rear end to swing more than an auto.
b. Is about the same as an auto.
c. The rear end swings less than an auto.
d. Allows the truck to take sharp turns at high speeds.
3. Lift Trucks should be inspected:
c. When they start to develop trouble.
4. From a safety standpoint, one of the most serious truck defects is:
a. Brake failure.
b. Low fuel or battery charge.
c. Broken horn.
d. Worn tires.
5. The truck horn should be used:
a. To warn pedestrians and other traffic at intersections and blind corners.
b. To make workers get out of your path when you get too close to them.
c. To let your supervisor know that you are busy.
d. To let everyone know you have the right of way.
TRUE OR FALSE (Circle T or F, whichever is more correct.)
T F 1. The maximum allowable load should be shown on the nameplate of the truck.
T F 2. The load should not be handled if it is so unstable or so insecure that it might come loose being moved.
T F 3. It is good practice to keep the load back against the truck mast as much as possible.
T F 4. Violation of safety rules, near misses and occasional damage to stock probably indicates a high accident
and maintenance rate.
T F 5. Repairs to industrial trucks should be made only by persons trained and authorized to make them.
T F 6. If you see a loose object in your path it is better to remove it or avoid it than to run over it.
T F 7. Slippery spots caused by oil and water may increase braking distance or cause loss of steering control.
T F 8. If you are not able to see because of a large load in front of you, it is better to drive backwards that to try to
see around it on one side.
T F 9. If they ask, maintenance men or repairmen may be lifted on the forks to reach their work.
T F 10. Under no conditions should anyone be permitted under the elevated forks or loads.
T F 11. When loading a highway truck or trailer, its wheels should be chocked or blocked even though the driver says he set the brakes.
T F 12. Smoking is permissible in refueling areas providing you see no leaking fuel.
T F 13. Parked trucks should never block fire equipment, fire doors or exits.
T F 14. A careful driver may hang his legs outside the truck as long as he is protected by a wide load.
T F 15. A professional operator checks each load for stability before moving it.
T F 16. Passing another truck in a narrow aisle is safe if it is going no more than eight (8) miles per hour.
T F 17. When going through doorways and under pipes, an operator must know clearance of large
T F 18. A really proficient driver should demonstrate his ability by turning corners as quickly as possible.
T F 19. It is permissible to let another person operate your truck if he says he knows how.
T F 20. When traveling with a load the mast should be tilted back.