Forklift 5: Stability and Capacity

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Course Outline

  • Stability Triangle and Center of Gravity

  • Calculating Lift Capacity

  • Stability Factors and Guidelines


  • Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR 1910

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  • Forklift Safety - Preventing Tip-Over Accidents,, October 19, 201

  • Knowing Your Forklift's Load Capacity, Adaptalift Hyster, Logistics and Materials Handling, July 23, 201

  • The Stability of Your Forklift, Toyota-Lift of Minnesota, April 19, 2012


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15 min

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain forklift stability using the

  • Explain how to calculate whether a forklift has the capacity to lift a given load

  • List key guidelines for maintaining a forklift's stability.

Lesson Description

Learners will demonstrate awareness of safe forklift operation principles by identifying basic key features on the lift, recognizing the technical components of forklift operation, listing safe load handling and driving practices, stating general safety rules, and inspecting and maintaining lift equipment.

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