Forklifts are used for loading and unloading delivery trucks & moving material around the job site on the ground. They are used for placing material on the structure or on scaffold up to three stories. Instead of securing the load to a hoist line using rigging, the load rest on forks maneuvered securely under the ground. Paths should be made and controlled around the jobsite for material movement by forklifts. There are two basic types of forklifts. Vertical mast forklifts require a relatively stable and flat lifting surface. The forklift positions perpendicular to the building after transporting the load to the placement location. The load is raised with the mast and is titled back to the cab slightly. When the load is high enough to be set down, the mast is titled forward or the forklift is pulled closer to the placement surface and the mast titled forward. When positioned the load is lowered and placed. Forklift production is determined by how long it takes to secure, transport, and unload the load at the placement location. This is influenced by the distance and the speed of transport.