As opposed to a sit-down model, the stand-up lift truck unit is completely different to operate. The method wherein you lift cargo and your movements are really different. If you do not have correct training for operating a stand-up model, you can potentially cause harm to yourself or to co-workers. When using a stand-up unit, you must follow the proper safety rules. There are several basic operating standards that have to be met when operating a stand-up model.
When beginning, stand up on the forklift in order to get a feel for the steering knob and the controls. The steering is handled utilizing the knob steering plate instead of a steering wheel. Remember that this particular knob moves very fast, therefore, you must get used to moving it gently in order to be sure not to over steer. The horn is situated on the control handle, as is the control for the movement of the forks and for backwards, forwards. The floor pedal allows the forklift power to move.
When you are ready to start, turn the key to start the machinery. Be sure that your forks are not extended. When you are moving around the floor, the forks should be pointed a little upwards. Do not 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 sure to beep your horn to alert those around you. Look behind you prior to stepping on the pedal in order to make sure the path is clear and safe. After that, pull the control handle towards you while stepping on the pedal. Stay focused and alert and make sure that you are always operating in a safe manner.
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 would move in a clockwise direction while moving forward. If you are turning left, your steering knob would go in a counter-clockwise direction.
If you have just operated sit down units, the stand-up versions may take some getting used to. With some training and taking some time to know the machinery, you would be able to handle loads quickly and efficiently in little time.