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

Forklift Stability

As discussed in the previous chapter, tip-overs are more common with forklifts than automobiles and they are one of the most frequent types of forklift accidents. To avoid tipping, it’s crucial to understand how the machine maintains balance. This involves knowing about the load center, the center of gravity, the stability triangle, and the fulcrum point.

This chapter will cover all these terms. As the operator, you control the stability of the forklift. Understanding the factors involved will make it easier to maintain stability, and significantly reduce the likelihood of tip-overs.