Even a common model of the forklift machine has quite a number of levers which are placed in the front and has to be managed by the driver to operate the crane. Along with this, there are various braking mechanisms and pedals which are needed for acceleration of the machine.
Though it may sound simple, using the levers and pedals together to move and control the machine is a difficult task. As the driver has to lift up heavy loads using the crane and transport them to the required destination without causing any problems, it is very much necessary for them to learn the techniques of controlling the machine from experienced drivers. The drivers initially have to give plenty of time in mastering the techniques to complete the task at hand.
Until you actually drive a forklift, you won’t realize its heaviness and weight which is almost over a tone. Even a slight move on someone’s foot may cause multiple injuries, which cannot be corrected later. Without proper planning or training on how to exactly manoeuvre the machine to get the job done, you may end up hurting others or causing injury to yourself. Experienced drivers know when and how much to move the machine without causing any damage. This skill of proper planning in handling this heavy machine when passed on can be very helpful for beginners.
Maintain safety sheets and conduct regular inspections of the fleet of forklifts, to understand whether the machine is delivering the required result in the allotted time or if there is a delay in the overall schedule. This helps you to maintain the job process well while learning about the working condition of your machines.
See Also: Trailers