I’m a newbie. Going into all this I knew very little about forklifts, forklifts accessories and couldn’t tell a battery-operated lift from an LP truck.
My minimal forklift experience was watching it move giant loads of amplifiers and staging equipment in my days as a stagehand on giant rock concerts and theater productions. My takeaway from those days- the drivers sat on the lift until they were needed, then they moved into action. To this day I’m not sure if every operation works that way or if forklift operators are expected to do other things, but on a concert load-in or out, everyone has a specific task and they stick to that job.