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Crown Electric Forklift

Crown Electric Forklift

Lift truck Battery Dangers
Electric lift trucks are the main choice by many warehouses or supply outlets that need to transport equipment and heavy items out of and into storage. These battery-powered devices could quietly run on big batteries and are capable of lifting heavy cargo. Typically, warehouse personnel are responsible for swapping out the batteries or recharging them during a shift. Though these batteries have been developed and designed with safety as the priority, there are still some issues a handler must be aware of and stuff to be prevented when near the batteries.

Weight
Some forklift batteries can weigh up to 2000 lbs. or 1 ton, depending upon the type. These extreme weights factors would need mechanical assistance to safely charge and change the battery. About 50% of all injuries related to lift truck batteries are caused by incorrect lifting and moving these heavy pieces of machinery. Sometimes jacks, other forklifts or even specialized carts are utilized so as to transport and move heavy batteries. The overall success of using these pieces of equipment will really depend upon how the handler securely affixes the battery to the cart. Sadly, severe injuries can occur because of falling batteries.

There are strict protocols in the industry that describe when and how a forklift battery should be charged. Most companies have extensive rules and regulations describing the safest method to remove the forklift battery in an efficient and safe manner.

Corrosives
It is vital to know that lift truck batteries are filled with corrosive liquids that require correct safety precautions followed in order to handle them. Two of the most common types of forklift batteries include sulfuric acid and potassium hydroxide. These are both really corrosive materials which can result in chemical burns to the skin, hands, face and eyes.

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