Businesses that do manufacturing and production work need employees authorized and certified to operate forklifts before buying these machines from forklift dealers. Employees can be trained to operate forklifts by professionals or learn from their senior counterparts. However, they need to be certified by the relevant bodies.
This review will discuss how people can learn to operate forklifts.
According to the narrator, the first step in operating a forklift is fastening the seatbelt. This is important because some companies fire employees for not fastening their seatbelts.
The next step is starting the forklift. People who know how to drive cars should find this relatively simple because forklifts move and turn like cars.
Forklifts have four gears next to the steering wheel; the first one lifts the forks up and down, the second one tilts the forklift back and forth, the third one moves the forks side to side, and the fourth one is typically used for clamping.
To move the forklift, operators should start by disengaging the parking brake and setting the gear selector to ‘forward.’ Backing up is vice versa; operators should disengage the parking brake and set the gear selector to ‘reverse.’
To pick up a palette, operators should use the four gears and move forward or reverse depending on the direction they want to move to.