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When Driving Up A Ramp With A Load Should The Forks Be?

4. Driving Direction on Grades. New drivers are sometimes curious and ask, “Which direction should the load face when traveling up a ramp?” The answer is, you should always drive a loaded forklift with the forks pointed upgrade. This will help prevent the load from sliding off the forks.

How should you drive a loaded lift truck on a ramp?

Loaded forklifts must be driven with the load pointed up the ramp (good standard practice is to ALWAYS drive with the load pointed up the ramp or slope).

What special precautions must be taken for loading or unloading highway trucks?

What special precautions must be taken for loading or unloading highway trucks? The brakes must be set and the rear wheels must be chocked.

When loading a truck where should the driver stand?

The driver shouldn’t be left with, for example, a row of pallets all on one side of the vehicle or all at the rear (unless they are light enough for it to be irrelevant). If the truck is to be loaded and unloaded from the rear, put the items that are to be unloaded first at the back, i.e. in last.

When loading a trailer What precautions should be taken?

Loading and Unloading Trailers Safely: Have the Right Wheel Equipment and Jacks. The OSHA powered industrial truck standard 29 CFR 1910.78 requires that wheel stops or chocks be put in place during loading and unloading help ensure trucks do not roll while they are being loaded or unloaded.

What is loading and unloading?

Loading and unloading means the services of loading or unloading cargo between any place or point of rest on a wharf or terminal, and railcars, trucks, or any other means of land transportation and barges.

When should you unload a trailer?

Make sure the trailer is secured to the vehicle and that safety chains are securely connected. If there is a break-away cable, make sure it is connected directly to the truck and trailer so it will disconnect and engage the brakes if the two become separated while loading/unloading.

What should be done prior to loading a vehicle?

Safe Vehicle Loading & Unloading Checklist

Who is responsible for the load on a vehicle?

Make sure your load is safe All drivers of goods carrying commercial vehicles have a legal responsibility to ensure the load is secure to the vehicle. As part of the driver daily walk round check the load security should be checked as a matter of course.

What is an insecure load?

If a load is insecure, then it follows that it is likely to involve a danger by falling from the vehicle or by causing the vehicle not to operate as it should. The offence can be committed not only by the driver but by anyone who causes or permits this, i.e. the business.