It is completely different to use a stand-up lift truck as opposed to a sit-down model. The way you transport and lift cargo along with your movements are completely different. If you do not have correct training for using a stand-up model, you can probably cause harm co-employees or to yourself. When utilizing a stand-up unit, you must follow the correct safety rules. There are several basic operating standards that need to be met when using a stand-up unit.
To start on a stand-up unit lift truck, it is important to get a good feel for the steering knob and the controls. Instead of a steering wheel, the steering is handled with the knob steering plate. Take note that this particular knob moves really fast, therefore, you have to be accustomed to moving it gently in order to be sure not to over steer. The horn is situated on the control handle, like with the control for forwards, backwards and the movement of the forks. The floor pedal enables the equipment to move.
Turn the key to start the equipment's engine if you are set to begin. The forks should be retracted at this stage. When you are moving all-over the floor, the forks should be pointed slightly upwards. Never drive with extended forks. If you are moving forward, move the control handle forward and to make the lift move forward, step on the pedal. If you are backing up, be certain 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. After that, while stepping on the pedal, pull the control handle towards you. Always stay alert and focused 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 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 operated sit down units, the stand-up versions could take some getting used to. With some training and taking some time to figure out the machinery, you will be able to quickly and efficiently handle loads in little time.