What is the ideal way to pick up a loaded pallet?

What is the ideal way to pick up a loaded pallet?

Spread the tines prior to lifting: The tines should fit into the pallet easily and not make contact with any part of the pallet until lifting. Tines that aren’t spaced properly may strike the pallet’s stringers and lead to damage.

What to check before driving a forklift?

Forklift Pre-Operation Checklist

  1. Fluid levels — oil, water, and hydraulic fluid.
  2. Leaks, cracks or any other visible defect including hydraulic hoses and mast chains.
  3. Tire condition and pressure including cuts and gouges.
  4. Condition of the forks, including the top clip retaining pin and heel.
  5. Load backrest extension.

Why do forklifts have 3 pedals?

To begin with, every forklift comes equipped with an accelerator and a brake pedal. That third pedal is called an Inching Brake. Its function is twofold. It initially acts as a brake and secondly disengages the transmission, allowing the engine speed to increase or decrease without affecting the drive of the forklift.

What position should the forks be in while driving a forklift?

Keep the forks 6 to 10 inches above the ground to avoid potential hazards on the ground. Remember that forklifts are top-heavy. Carry the load low and tilted back.

When moving the forklift in reverse you must?

Reversing the Forklift

  1. Keep a clear view in the direction of travel.
  2. Look in the direction of travel.
  3. Always be aware of limited visibility, and use extra caution when driving in reverse.
  4. Consider using ground guides, rear-view mirrors, spotters, or other aids to increase visibility while operating in reverse.

What must be done first before operating a forklift?

The first step toward safe forklift operation is conducting the preoperational inspection. Forklift operators should conduct the inspection at the start of each work shift to ensure that the forklift will work properly. According to OSHA, 1 in 15 forklift-related accidents are caused by improper maintenance.