Safety is so essential in the forklift battery changing area -- not only to protect your personnel, but also keep the room efficient.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 07, 2014
Jennifer Taylor, Marketing Manager, says the forklift battery changing area can be one of the most hazardous areas within any warehouse.
"Batteries need to be washed regularly depending on how often the batteries are used," she says. "The washing procedure can create highly acidic water and any contact with skin and eyes is dangerous for personnel and harmful to the surrounding equipment; it can also cause deterioration of the floor."
As a result, Taylor says Solus Group advises its clients and customers to have the following key features installed: battery wash station, an eyewash station, battery spill kits, Battery Wash Cabinet, hydrogen gas detectors and adequate room ventilation.
Attaining proper safety within a forklift battery changing area requires more than installing safety fixtures in the room, Taylor says -- staying safe in this area also requires efforts on the part of all warehouse personnel.
"An important part of keeping a warehouse safe and efficient is having your batteries washed regularly," Taylor says. "It's also recommended to keep some sort of drip pan underneath the battery to catch any over-spill. Battery spill kits should be on hand so the mess can be cleaned up as soon as possible."
When these safety measures are observed, Taylor says the benefits that can result are wide-ranging.
"Safety is so essential in the forklift battery changing area -- not only to protect your personnel, but also keep the room efficient, to avoid hazardous conditions and to protect your investments such as the warehouse floor. Solus Group works to educate warehouse owners and personnel of the importance of safety as a result."
About Solus Group
Solus Group offers a wide variety of warehouse storage solutions, ranging from dock accessories and packaging to battery handling products. To learn more about their services, visit http://solusgrp.com