It is totally different to utilize a stand-up lift truck compared to a sit-down model. The way you move and lift cargo as well as your movements are totally different. If you do not have proper training for utilizing a stand-up model, you could probably cause harm co-workers or to yourself. When utilizing a stand-up unit, you should follow the proper safety rules. There are several basic operating standards that should be met when using a stand-up model.
When beginning, stand up on the lift truck in order to get a feel for the controls and the steering knob. The steering is handled with the knob steering plate rather than a steering wheel. Take note that this knob moves really fast, thus, you need to be accustomed to moving it carefully so as to be sure not to over steer. The horn is located on the control handle, as is the control for the fork movement and for backwards, forwards. The floor pedal allows the machinery to move.
Turn the key to start the equipment's engine if you are ready to begin. The forks must be retracted at this stage. If you are moving around the floor, the forks must 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 individuals around you. Look behind you prior to stepping on the pedal so as to make sure the path is clear and safe. Then, pull the control handle towards you while stepping on the pedal. Always stay focused and alert and make sure that you are always operating in a safe manner.
When approaching a corner with the lift truck, turn the steering knob in the direction you are heading. Make sure to keep your foot on the accelerator and keep your hands 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 would go in a counter-clockwise direction.
The stand-up models take some getting used to, particularly if you have just utilized sit down models. If you take some time to know the equipment and with some training, you would be able to quickly and efficiently handle loads in little time.