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Changing propane tanks or recharging batteries on forklifts can be a risky job. In both instances, there is a lot that can go wrong.
So providing employees with personal protective equipment (PPE) that helps minimize risk and protect them from hazards is good for both your business and your employees.
Propane is a highly explosive, colorless, odorless gas. It’s also one of the most common fuels for industrial forklifts. In a busy warehouse or dock operation running multiple daily shifts, propane tanks may need to be changed daily.
If a propane tank is leaking or not installed properly, it can present a serious hazard to workers. Not only is there an increased risk of explosion or fire, but if the tank is contained in a sealed room there also is the possibility of workers being overwhelmed by fumes.
A complete propane handling PPE kit gives your workers protection against these risks and minimizes the dangers they face when handling and changing propane tanks. While PPE can be purchased individually, comprehensive kits include everything you need to maximize safety and minimize risk, including heavy-duty neoprene safety gloves, safety goggles, a propane leak detector, as well as a full set of instructions.
It even includes a convenient wall-mounted board that can be put up in the propane changing area.
Forklift Battery Dangers
While forklift batteries don’t give off any harmful emissions, they do contain dangerous chemicals including sulfuric acid which can cause serious burns if it comes into contact with skin or clothing.
A forklift battery PPE kit provides workers with everything they need to stay safe when recharging or refilling forklift batteries. Each kit contains a flashlight, a battery hydrometer, safety gloves, goggles, a face shield, a protective apron, and a visor.
It also includes a battery handling mounting board that can be permanently installed in the battery changing station within your business. The board includes detailed instructions on the proper procedures for working safely with forklift batteries.
More Effective Supervision
You may not always be nearby to watch over your workers as they are refueling your propane or battery-powered forklifts. These helpful PPE kits not only give your employees the tools they need to do their jobs better but also help keep your workplace safer and more productive.
Safety needs to be a top priority in any workplace. Propane and battery PPE kits are an affordable way to enhance safety within your operation all the time.