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Crown Electric Forklift

Crown Electric Forklift

Lift truck Battery Dangers
The best choice of forklifts for many supply outlets or warehouses are electric models which are needed to move equipment and heavy things into and out off storage. These machines are battery powered with large batteries enabling the lifting of heavy cargo. Usually, warehouse personnel are responsible for recharging the batteries or swapping them out during a shift. Even if these batteries have been developed and designed with safety at the forefront, there are still several issues a user must be aware of and stuff to be avoided when in the vicinity of the batteries.

Weight
Several forklift batteries can weigh up to 2000 lbs. or 1 ton, depending upon the model. These extreme weights factors will require mechanical assistance to safely charge and change the battery. Roughly 50% of all injuries related to lift truck batteries are caused by incorrect lifting and moving these heavy pieces of equipment. Sometimes jacks, other forklifts or even specialized carts are used in order to transport and move heavy batteries. The overall success of utilizing these pieces of machine depends upon how the handler securely affixes the battery to the cart. Unfortunately, severe injuries can occur due to falling batteries.

The industry has strict protocols that describe how and when the lift truck battery will be charged. The majority of companies have extensive regulations and rules describing the safest way to remove the lift truck battery in an efficient and safe way.

Corrosives
It is essential to know that forklift batteries are filled with corrosive liquids which need correct safety measures followed in order to handle them. Two of the most common lift truck battery types include potassium hydroxide and sulfuric acid. These are both very corrosive materials that could cause chemical burns to the skin, hands, eyes and face.

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