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The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.

Checking the battery and topping up

checking batteryThe top of the battery should be clean and free from debris or electrolyte spillage. Only use non metallic items to assist in topping up e.g. plastic funnel etc.

Make sure that battery cables cannot get trapped under the lid.

Ensure that correct personal protective equipment is used, eye protection, neoprene gloves and suitable overalls.

The battery charging area should be clearly defined and marked and emergency eye wash facilities provided nearby.  

Note: Some pallet trucks have the facility to change batteries so that one can be on charge whilst the other is being used. Make sure you are familiar with and trained to use the equipment involved.

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