In September, Solus Group Reminds Clients of Safety Precautions to Take When Changing a Forklift Battery
The battery room of any warehouse is where some of its most important operations take place, like forklift battery maintenance and forklift battery washing. But you might not realize the sheer number of safety hazards that exist in this single room -- and neglecting the proper battery room safety fixtures can result in catastrophe for your warehouse's employees.
In any warehouse across the country -- across the globe, even -- you’ll find that the lift truck battery room is a vital and integral part of day-to-day operations. As such, it’s crucial that you make sure your warehouse’s lift truck battery room is outfitted with the proper safety fixtures -- and that your personnel take the proper safety precautions -- to guarantee the smoothest operations and safest working environment.
The forklift is the driving force of almost every operation in a warehouse. They're also a major investment for any company -- especially the forklift battery. When the average forklift battery can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $6,000, it's imperative to make sure you extend each forklift battery life as long as possible for better warehouse efficiency.
And perhaps the best way to ensure a forklift battery lasts its optimal lifespan of at least five years is to make sure your warehouse employees follow the proper forklift battery maintenance and charging procedures.
Working in a warehouse has its safety hazards, especially when it comes to forklift operation. In fact, one in four transport-related accidents in the workplace will involve a forklift. For example, forklift battery maintenance can be especially dangerous, as battery removal and recharging involves handling a 2,000-pound battery.
Are your workers taking the necessary safety precautions when they operate forklifts?
The life of a forklift battery depends heavily on how well it's maintained, handled and re-charged. Ideally, forklift battery life should be around 6,000 hours. And since the battery alone accounts for approximately 30% of the entire cost of a forklift, it's essential for every warehouse worker to receive the right forklift battery handling training so each battery can last as long as it should. Are your workers taking the necessary steps to optimize forklift battery life?