It is totally different to use a stand-up forklift compared to a sit-down model. The way you move and pick up cargo along with your movements are totally different. If you do not have correct training for utilizing a stand-up model, you could probably cause harm to yourself or to co-workers. When utilizing a stand-up unit, you have to follow the proper safety regulations. There are some basic operating standards which must be met when using 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 using the knob steering plate instead of a steering wheel. Remember that this knob moves really fast, hence, you must be accustomed to moving it carefully in order to be certain not to over steer. The horn is situated on the control handle, as is the control for backwards, forwards and the fork movement. The floor pedal allows the machine to move.
If you are set to begin, turn the key to start the machinery. Be sure that your forks are retracted. If you are moving all-over the floor, the forks should be pointed slightly upwards. Never drive with extended forks. If you are traveling forwards, move the control handle forward and in order to make the lift move forward, step on the pedal. If you are backing up, be certain to beep your horn to alert individuals around you. Look behind you before stepping on the pedal in order to make sure the path is clear and safe. Next, pull the control handle towards you while stepping on the pedal. Stay alert and focused and make sure that you are operating in a safe manner at all times.
When it comes to turning corners, turn your steering knob in the direction you need to go while keeping your hand on the control handle and your foot on the power pedal. When turning right, the steering knob would move in a clockwise direction during forward travel. If you are turning left, your steering knob will go in a counter-clockwise direction.
If you have just operated sit down units, the stand-up versions might take some getting used to. If you take some time to figure out the machinery and with some training, you would be able to handle loads quickly and efficiently in little time.