Friday, March 28, 2014

Traveling on Inclines

Traveling on Inclines

Drive loaded trucks forward going up a ramp.
Figure 12. Drive loaded trucks forward going up a ramp.
Potential Hazards:

While traveling on a grade or incline, be aware of these potential hazards:
  • Tipover
     
  • Falling load
Requirements and Recommended Practices:
  • Drive loaded trucks forward going up a ramp with the load upgrade and drive in reverse going down a ramp with the load upgrade.

  • Always drive unloaded trucks with the the forks downgrade.
     
  • Never drive with the load downgrade.
     
  • Never turn a forklift on a grade.
For more information, see the Workplace: Ramps and Grades module.

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