2-14. DRIVING TIPS (Cont).
c. Avoid sudden starts and stops, especially with a load on forks.
d. Reduce speed when going around corners.
e. Avoid driving on a slope whenever possible.
f. Travel up a slope in forward gear and down a slope in reverse gear. Keep forks low to ground when traveling up or
g. Select lowest range possible when traveling down a slope. Do not allow engine to overheat.
Never allow forks or load to contact power lines. If forklift truck
must be operated In vicinity of power lines, follow these safety
precautions. Failure to follow these procedures may result In death
or serious Injury.
a. Contact power company and have all power lines and ground
wires turned off.
b. DO NOT allow any portion of equipment close to power lines.
c. Know maximum height and reach of forklift truck and build a
suitable barricade around all power sources.
d. Warn all personnel In work area of power source and
e. If contact with a power source does occur, DO NOT step off
the forklift truck. Stay on the vehicle until power Is turned
off or equipment is lowered and clear of power source.
f. If fire or other conditions force operator to leave the forklift
truck, Jump off and away keeping all parts of body clear of
h. Avoid power lines. When power lines are in work area, have ground guide assist. If forks, or any other part of
forklift truck, come in contact with power line stay in cab until contact is cleared. If you must leave cab during contact with
power line, jump as far as possible. DO NOT climb down from cab.
2-15. PARK FORKLIFT TRUCK.
a. Select as nearly level a surface as possible.
b. Lower forks to ground.