This week’s safety topic is battery maintenance. It is important for the safety of your operators to choose the most appropriate forklift trucks and corresponding battery system and ensure safe working practices are maintained.
Useful documentation links:
BITA Lead Acid Traction Battery Applications Guidance Note: https://www.bita.org.uk/product/gn68-lead-acid-traction-battery-applications/
BS EN 62485-3:2014 (Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations): https://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030315739
HSE Using electric storage batteries safely INDG139: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg139.pdf