WorkplaceManual Handling –Working with Batteries Working with Batteries – P Parish
WHY??• Because Manual Handling his required to carry out the task.• Risk off back damage if not managed.• The effort required to lift a battery will vary depending on the height & weight of the battery relative to your body.• Before any lifting STOP and consider whether it is to heavy to be lifted unaided.• Seek assistance or use a lifting device.
What is the Hazard• The most common lift is when a pallet or box of batteries arrives at the local depot for pick up.• Or when batteries’ are found at a site and are faulty ,cracked , swollen, leaking & and require removal.• For these situations SEEK HELP.(unpack to create several lighter items or use a Lifting device.)
Safe Lifting Sequence• If you have accessed & still require to lift.• Step 1:- Size up the load• Sep 2 :- Position feet apart for good balance.• Step 3:- Maintain a straight back, position your head & Grip proper using palms ,fingers and position arms.• Step 4 :- Lift with legs & thigh muscles and carry load close to your body.
Control• Seek assistance second person to Help with the lift.• Use a Lifting device
Operation storage and lifting trolley 1. Select area that is firm, level and free of obstructions. 2. Tilt the machine back 3l. Lift the folding legs up to unlock them. 4. Lower the folding legs and push in to lock them. 5. Lower the platform. Do no drop it. 6. Remove the knob on the winch handle, reverse the winch handle and replace the knob, the handle grip should face the operator. 7. Pull the legs out and release. 8. Rotate the winch handle clockwise to raise the platform and counter clockwise to lower.
After each useTo prepare the machine for storage, follow the Setup procedure inreverse order. The platform must be fully lowered to store thelegs.Select a safe storage location-firm level surface, weatherprotected, clear from obstructions and traffic.Putting the trolley into your vehicle, Tilt trolley back to rest on thevehicle then with correct lifting technique slide up and intovehicle.THINGS TO CONSIDER ABOUT THE TYPE OF TROLLEYARE WHERE IN THE VEHICLE YOU CAN PUT IT, GROUNDSUFACE AS THE LIFTING TROLLEY NEEDS TO BE ONFLAT HARD SURFACE ,AS THE AXEL ON THE GENIELIFTER ARE TOO LOW TO MAKE IT SAFE TO USE ONUNEVEN GROUND