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The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.

the Forklift operator's practical test

Note. The practical test has been revised for 2017. Although the test plans are the same as existing, the marking system has changed. I will be updating this section soon. (March 2017). There is also a new written test. Details hereforklift test

The truck is driven forwards into the chicane where the load shown in red is picked up.

After reversing to get position, the truck is again driven through the chicane into the aisleway where the operator is required to make a right angle turn in a confined space. The load is then stacked onto the high stack.

Next step.

{Note that the high stack should be a minimum of 3300 mm, (around 10 feet). If this cannot be arranged, it is usual for a height restriction to be shown on any subsequent certificate issued}.








Please note. This test works on a penalty point system. There are three categories of fault as follows:

Scoring more than 40 penalty points results in failure of the practical test

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