Taylor Dual Fuel Forklifts
Forklift Tank Safety
One of the most popular kinds of lift trucks available is a propane-powered unit. The propane is utilized to fuel these machines and it has some properties which need to be considered when working with the fuel tank. It is really important that PPE or Personal Protective Equipment is worn all the time so as to be safe.
PPE or Personal Protective Equipment
Propane is a very cold gas. It is too cold to touch because skin contact can lead to severe burns. When you are exchanging the propane tank or re-fueling, be certain to wear thick gloves and a full face shield or goggles. Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is a requirement to be utilized on location in order to keep the operator as safe as possible. PPE or Personal Protective Equipment is a standard workplace requirement for most businesses utilizing this machinery and if the operator does not have the correct things on, like for example safety goggles, steel-toe boots, a hardhat and so on than he or she would be banned from using the machinery.
Check the Valve
Prior to connecting the fuel line in the process of exchanging the tank, make certain that the new tanks valve is turned off. This is really vital because when you are inserting the fuel line into an open valve, you would release the propane gas. This condition could lead to a potentially dangerous condition.
Having a fire extinguisher on hand when re-fueling is occurring or during the time the tank is being changed out is another essential safety measure to have implemented. Nearly all companies have fire extinguishers situated close to the refueling post. It is better to have one close and not need it, than to require one and not have one nearby. Most safety rules require this is set up on site as well.
Secure the Tank
Most propane tanks are strapped securely into place by some type of restraining device or strap. Be certain that this device is correctly working and used properly so that you could prevent the tank from shifting or falling, because this could also result in a hazardous situation.
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