Profession wood pallet maker
Wood pallet makers create wood pallets for use in storage, shipping and manipulation of goods. Pallet makers operate a machine that takes in usually low-grade softwood planks treated with heat or chemicals and nails them together. The material and shape of the pallets, the treatment methods, and the number and pattern of nails used are all highly standardised to make exchange of used pallets possible.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Types of pallets
The structure, properties and use of the two main types of pallets: stringer and block pallets.
- Pallet dimensions
The standardization and regulation of the different dimensions of pallets, such as ISO pallets, North American pallets or European pallets.
- Ensure conformity to specifications
Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.
- Operate forklift
Operate a forklift, a vehicle with a pronged device in front for lifting and carrying heavy loads.
- Work safely with machines
Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.
- Dispose of cutting waste material
Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.