It is completely different to utilize a stand-up lift truck compared to a sit-down model. The way you transport and pick up loads in addition to your movements are really different. If you do not have proper training for using a stand-up model, you could probably cause harm co-employees or to yourself. When utilizing a stand-up unit, you have to follow the proper safety rules. There are several basic operating standards which must be met when operating a stand-up unit.
To begin on a stand-up model forklift, it is vital to get a good feel for the steering knob and the controls. Rather than a steering wheel, the steering is handled with the knob steering plate. Remember that this particular knob moves very fast, thus, you must be accustomed to moving it carefully so as to be sure not to over steer. The horn is situated on the control handle, like with the control for forwards, backwards and the fork movement. The floor pedal allows the machinery to move.
Turn the key to start the forklift's engine if you are set to start. The forks must be retracted at this stage. When you are moving around the floor, the forks should be pointed slightly upwards. Never drive with the forks in their extended position. If you are traveling forwards, move the control handle forward and step on the pedal to make the lift move forward. If you are backing up, be certain to beep your horn to alert individuals around you. Look behind you before stepping on the pedal so as to make sure the way is clear and safe. After that, while stepping on the pedal, pull the control handle towards you. Stay focused and alert and make sure that you are always operating in a safe way.
When it comes to turning corners, turn your steering knob in the direction you have to go while keeping your foot on the power pedal and your hand on the control handle. When turning right, the steering knob will move in a clockwise direction while moving forward. If you are turning left, your steering knob will go in a counter-clockwise direction.
The stand-up units take some getting used to, specially if you have just used sit down models. If you take some time to know the equipment and with some training, you could efficiently and quickly handle loads in little time.