Battery Charging Safety - Regardless of the type of electric material handling equipment you use such as forklifts, pallet jacks, rider pallet jacks, walkie-stackers, personnel carts, or others, one thing is assured and that's charging the batteries. In this program we want to emphasize that each equipment and battery manufacturer has its own specific maintenance and operating procedures and these should be followed at all times. Your company has specific rules and procedures and these should be followed. The information in this program has been taken from a variety of sources, a variety of manufacturers, and information used by many companies with excellent maintenance practices. It's a review of the basics of charging batteries, regardless of the type equipment used; however, it's up to each individual to follow your company's rules and procedures when charging batteries.
Topics included in this safety video are: tips for handling industrial equipment batteries, wear personal protective equipment, battery charging, spills, arcing, mixing acid, storing acid, moving batteries, strength and installation of hoist hooks; spreader bars, and other tools, batteries, proper handling of batteries, charging plugs and receptacles, bare wires and bus bars in the battery room, voltages and amperages found on the equipment data plate and on the charger data plate, disconnecting or connecting batteries to a charger, steps to follow before charging, battery fumes, battery cable, battery terminal contact, live current, recharging a fully discharged battery, vent caps, battery storage, and proper water to use when filling batteries.
Runtime: 10 Min.