If you own or work in a warehouse, you most likely use forklifts and know how important and huge their batteries are. I mean, you need a forklift just to move a forklift battery around. Not only are they big, but they can also be extremely dangerous if not handled properly. When batteries are being charged the mixing of hydrogen and oxygen gases can become explosive. For this and other reasons, it is important to charge batteries in approved and ventilated locations that have an eye-wash station and safety shower. It is also extremely important to wear protective clothing and eye-wear when handling these batteries.
In all, make sure to protect yourself, those around you, and the expensive equipment you work with by taking extra care and safety precautions when handling a forklift battery. Whether it’s a few weeks old or completely dead, be safe and smart.