After sliding through the first two parts of the online forklift operator training, I was starting to feel pretty good about my chances. The math in Part Two wasn’t that intimidating and the physics of the center of gravity conversation and the forklift Stability Triangle made perfect sense. I was now about 40 minutes into the course, and it felt right.
Enter Part Three: Load Handling. Now, we’re getting dirty. After all, this is the whole purpose of the forklift- it picks stuff up and it puts stuff down. Sometimes heavy, oddly shaped stuff. Sometimes hazardous stuff. Sometimes tall stacks of stuff have to be placed up high. There’s a lot to consider here.