Chapter 1 - Welcome
Chapter 2 - Rules and Regulations
Chapter 3 - Forklift Classes and Certifications
Chapter 4 - Forklifts & Automobiles
Chapter 5 - Forklift Stability
Chapter 6 - Safety and Mishaps
Chapter 7 - Pre-Shift Inspection
Chapter 8 - Standard Forklifts
Chapter 9 - Narrow Aisle Forklifts
Chapter 10 - Powered Pallet Jack
Chapter 11 - Final Considerations
12. Final Exam

Placing a load

When placing a load into a rack on onto a stack, you have to do the same procedure but backwards. Follow these steps:

  1. Approach the Racking: Slowly drive the forklift towards the racking, ensuring that it’s aligned with the location where the load is to be placed.
  2. Adjust the Load Height: Lift the load to the proper height. Make sure the load is stable and secure before lifting it to the necessary height. Once it is in the desired height, tilt the load to a right angle.
  3. Insert the Load: Slowly extend the forks to place the load on the racking. The load should be centered on the racking to ensure even distribution of weight. Lower the load onto rack.
  4. Confirm Placement: Once the load is on the racking, check to ensure it’s stable and correctly placed. If the load is unstable, adjust as necessary. Then retract the forks. Make sure they are clear of the pallet.
  5. Lower the Forks: Once the load is securely placed and the forks are clear of the pallet, lower the forks to the ground.
  6. Move Away: Slowly move the forklift away from the racking, ensuring the path is clear before moving.

Remember to always follow safety protocols. Never rush the process, and adjust techniques as necessary based on the size, weight, and shape of the load. When stacking loads on different levels of a rack, always set the heaviest loads on the bottom tier and the lightest loads on the top. Use extreme care when tilting a load forward or backward, particularly when stacking or unstacking high loads.

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