When a load is raised, the lift truck is less stable.
- Check that the overhead clearance is adequate before raising loads.
- Do not raise or lower the fork unless the lift truck is stopped and braked.
- Lift loads straight up or tilt back slightly.
- Do not lift a load that extends above the load backrest unless no part of the load can possibly slide back toward the operator.
- Attend the controls of the forklift truck when a load is elevated. In other words, the operator must stay on the forklift when the load is in a raised position.