Australian Forklift Training note that in the current forklift theory test, one of the questions that applicants are expected to know is the question of ‘How should bagged goods be transported and stored?’
The answer according to WorkCover is ‘Bagged goods should be transported and stored on pallets. Bags should be cross stacked and stepped (pyramid shaped) above 1.5 metres’.
Australian Forklift Training recommend that all bagged goods be cross stacked when loaded onto the pallet to ensure that they hold together.
The question refers to the procedure for carrying bagged products of any kind with a forklift. Some companies also apply the same procedure with boxed goods.