As opposed to a sit-down model, the stand-up forklift model is totally different to utilize. The way at which you lift cargo and your movements are totally different. If you do not have proper training for using a stand-up model, you could possibly cause harm co-employees or to yourself. When operating a stand-up model, you should follow the correct safety regulations. There are several basic operating standards which need to be met when utilizing a stand-up model.
To start on a stand-up unit lift truck, it is vital to get a good feel for the controls and the steering knob. Rather than a steering wheel, the steering is handled with the knob steering plate. Remember that this knob moves very fast, thus, you must be accustomed to moving it gently in order to be sure not to over steer. The horn is located on the control handle, as is the control for forwards, backwards and the movement of the forks. The floor pedal enables the forklift power to move.
Turn the key to start the forklift's engine if you are ready to start. The forks must be retracted at this stage. When you are moving around the floor, the forks must be pointed a little upwards. Do not drive with extended forks. If you are moving forward, move the control handle forward and step on the pedal in order to make the lift move forward. If you are backing up, be sure to beep your horn to warn those around you. Look behind you before stepping on the pedal in order to make sure the path is clear and safe. Next, while stepping on the pedal, pull the control handle towards you. Stay alert and focused 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 need 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.
If you have only used sit down units, the stand-up versions can take some getting used to. With some training and taking some time to figure out the machinery, you could handle loads efficiently and quickly in little time.