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

Tip overs

A forklift can tip over due to several reasons including traveling at a high speed, turning sharply, operating on a slope or uneven ground, and side shifting with a high load. To prevent a tip over, a forklift operator should:

  1. Understand the concept of “Load Center” and ensure that the load is as far back as possible on the forks, close to the front wheels which act as a support point.
  2. Understand and manage the “Center of Gravity” of the forklift which changes as the machine lifts or moves loads. Keep the center of gravity within the stability pyramid of the forklift to prevent tipping over.
  3. Avoid travelling at a high speed and avoid turning sharply.
  4. Be extra careful when operating the forklift on a slope or uneven ground.
  5. Avoid side shifting with a high load.
Forklift side tip over. Operator's helmet is on the floor