Powered Industrial Lift Truck Flashback!


Congratulations, you’re almost done with the course!  However, let’s take a few minutes to reflect on the course content before you take the final exam. You will only get 2 chances to pass the final with a score of 80% or higher. 

If you aren’t confident in your knowledge of one of the following subjects, go back to the relevant lesson in the course to give it a review.

  • On an unattended truck, the load shall be fully lowered, controls neutralized, power shut off, and the brake set.
  • You should keep stored material 18″ below sprinklers and away from lights and pipes.
  • If a truck is parked on an incline, the wheels shall be chocked/blocked.
  • Fork trucks must have lights on both ends where general lighting is less than two lumens per square foot.
  • Changing and/or charging must be located in areas designated for that purpose.
  • Certification shall include the name of the Operator, date of training, date of evaluations, and identity of instructor/evaluator.
  • Refresher training, including evaluation of the effectiveness of that training, shall be conducted to ensure the operator has the knowledge and skills needed to operate the powered industrial truck safely.
  • Training and evaluation shall be conducted by a person with the knowledge, training, and experience to instruct powered industrial truck operators and evaluate their competence.
  • Only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate fork trucks.
  • A forklift is also described as a powered industrial truck (PIT) which is a mobile, power-propelled truck used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack, or tier materials (American Society of Mechanical Engineers definition).
  • Only safely-arranged loads should be handled.
  • Any powered industrial truck operator should receive the appropriate training before they operate the equipment (which includes emphasizing seatbelt use, as it applies).
  • Other PIT operators should be “certified” and a method should be established to prove their certification to any inspectors.
  • PIT operators should be evaluated by a qualified person at least every three years after their initial training/certification, and this evaluation should be documented.