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SECTION 1 - SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1 Safety Precautions
The handling and proper use of lead-acid batteries is not hazardous providing the correct precautions are observed and personnel are trained in their use.
1.1 General Precautions
Never lay tools or metal objects across the top of the battery.
Keep batteries upright.
Use tools with insulated handles.
1.2 Fire Hazard
During the charging of a battery, explosive gases are given off. Keep the battery well ventilated and away from naked flames and sparks. NO SMOKING.
Before disconnecting a battery, always remove power from the mains powered battery charger (where fitted) BEFORE disconnecting the charger leads.
When putting a battery into service on a generator set, connect the earth lead LAST; when removing the battery, disconnect the earth lead FIRST.
WARNING: ENSURE THAT BATTERIES ARE CHARGED IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA, AWAY FROM NAKED FLAMES AND SPARKS.
WARNING: BEFORE DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY, ALWAYS REMOVE POWER FROM THE MAINS POWERED BATTERY CHARGER (WHERE FITTED).
1.3 Fluid Hazard
Take care when filling batteries with electrolyte and always wear personal protective equipment
WARNING: NEVER ADD UNDILUTED SULPHURIC ACID TO A BATTERY.
WARNING: ALWAYS WEAR AN ACID-PROOF PROTECTIVE APRON, GOGGLES AND GLOVES WHEN HANDLING ELECTROLYTE. IF ELECTROLYTE IS SPLASHED ON THE SKIN OR IN THE EYES, FLUSH THE AFFECTED AREAS IMMEDIATELY WITH WATER AND SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.