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Forklift Training - Basic Operations



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forklifts are widely used to improve the

efficiency of logistical distribution

systems however this convenience

transporting machine may be the cause of

serious accidents or casualties if used

incorrectly in order to prevent

accidents and or casualties basic

operation of the counterbalance forklift

is explained in this video before

starting any operation with a forklift

ensure the forks are in the proper safe

position in accordance with the load or

type of pallet to be handled the

recommended width between the forks is

1/2 to 3/4 of the width of the pallet

when adjusting the position of the forks

place them symmetrically to the center

of the forklift take extra care to

protect hands and fingers from becoming

caught in the forks before getting on

inspect the front and rear surroundings

by indication and vocalization mount the

seat from the left side holding on to

the assist grip with your left hand and

the seat back with your right hand place

your left foot on the step to get on the

forklift

adjust the rearview mirrors and fasten

the seatbelt use the left side of the

forklift to get on and off getting on or

off the forklift or adjustment of the

seat is permitted only when the forklift

is stationary never grab the steering

wheel or any operation levers jumping on

and off is strictly prohibited hold the

steering nob with your left hand confirm

that the select lever is placed in

neutral position confirm that the

parking brake is set then insert the key

into the key switch and start the engine

lift the forks five to ten centimeters

from the ground

then tilt the mast fully backward

depress the brake pedal before starting

the forklift always inspect the vicinity

of the forklift by indication and

vocalization when safety has been

confirmed depress the brake pedal and

shift the Select lever into forward

release the parking brake and depress

the accelerator pedal to move forward

now to right angle turns drive forward

to the center of the aisle and approach

the corner gradually when the backrest

of the forklift reaches the corner start

turning the steering wheel when the

middle section of the forklift arrives

at the center of the aisle you're

entering return the steering wheel

quickly to the straight position

in addition beware of the turning radius

difference of the outer wheels as it is

different from automobiles

next right angle turns in Reverse drive

the forklift backward down the center of

the aisle when the front wheels are

about one meter from the corner confirm

the corner to turn turn the steering

wheel quickly when the front wheels past

the corner while checking the center of

the counterweight in the center of the

aisle behind the forklift return the

steering wheel quickly to the straight

position when making right angle turns

you must observe the following if the

load blocks your vision drive backward

if necessary ask someone to assist you

adhere to the turning ability of the

forklift drive slowly always be aware of

any obstacles personnel and surroundings

when ascending drive with the load

positioned uphill when the height of the

load is higher than the backrest secure

it to prevent collapsing now to loading

approach and square up to the pallet

depress the brake pedal to stop the

forklift 20 to 30 centimetres before the

pallet apply the parking brake and shift

the select lever into neutral position

the mast at the vertical position

lift the forks to the height of the

palette openings inspect the right left

in moving direction by indication and

vocalizations depress the brake pedal

and shift the select lever into forward

release the parking brake please be

aware of the following to prevent any

rollover accidents when loading only

handle loads which are within the

forklift loading capacity indicated on

the load plate ensure the load is stable

avoid unbalanced loads do not allow

anyone onto the pallet do not allow

anyone underneath the lifted pallet move

forward slowly and insert the forks

completely into the pallet depress the

brake pedal to stop

apply the parking brake and shift the

select lever into neutral lift the

pallet to about ten centimeters above

the pallet stand

inspect the right left front and rear

surroundings by indication and

vocalization shift the select lever into

reverse release the parking brake move

backward until the distance between the

pallet stand in the front end of the

pallet is about 20 to 30 centimeters

then stop apply the parking brake and

shift the select lever into neutral

lower the forks slowly until the pallet

is about five to ten centimeters above

the ground tilt the mast fully backward

inspect the right left and moving

direction of the forklift by indication

and vocalization shift the Select lever

into reverse and release the parking

brake

now onto unloading approach and square

up to the pallet stand depress the brake

pedal and stop about 20 to 30

centimetres before the pallet stand

apply the parking brake and shift the

select lever into neutral position the

mask to the vertical position lift the

Forex about 15 centimeters above the

height of the unloading position inspect

the right left in moving direction by

indication and vocalization shift the

select lever into forward and release

the parking brake move forward slowly

till the pallet is directly above the

pallet stem depress the brake pedal to

stop and apply the parking brake shift

the select lever into neutral lower the

pallet slowly

inspect the right left and moving

direction by indication and vocalization

shift the select lever into reverse and

release the parking brake make sure to

clear the pallet or load while moving

backward stop the forklift by depressing

the brake pedal when the distance

between the pallet stand in the front

end of the forks is about 20 to 30

centimeters apply the parking brake and

shift the Select lever into neutral

lower the forex about 5 to 10

centimeters above the ground and tilt

the mast fully backward inspect the

right left in rear surroundings by

indication and vocalization shift the

Select lever into reverse and release

the parking brake drive the forklift to

the pre designated area finally let's

study parking procedures and getting off

the forklift depress the brake pedal and

stop the forklift on level ground apply

the parking brake and shift the Select

lever into neutral then tilt the mast

forward until the forks touch the ground

turn the key switch off remove the key

get off the forklift by placing your

left hand on the step while holding on

to the assist grip with your left hand

and the seat back with your right hand

store the key in a designated secure

location forklifts can cause serious

accidents do not execute any abrupt

operations such as abrupt acceleration

abrupt braking or abrupt turning

operation of the mast while the forklift

is moving is strictly prohibited as much

as having the accurate knowledge it is

important to be calm enough to follow

each and every step even during busy

operations observe the basic operation

of the forklift and focus on safe

operation in your daily working

environment