Battery Safety and Handling Guidelines

Whenever you’re handling or working with a lead-acid battery, consult your vehicle and battery owners’ manual for instructions and safety precautions.

Lead-acid batteries contain hydrogen-oxygen gases than can be explosive and sulphuric acid that can cause severe burns.

To help avoid risk of danger and injury, observe these precautions when handling or working with a lead-acid battery:

  • Wear approved safety glasses or goggles and a face shield.
  • Wear proper clothing to protect your face, hands and body.
  • Make sure work area is well-ventilated.
  • Never lean over battery while boosting, testing or charging.
  • Cigarettes, flames or sparks could cause a battery to explode. Keep all ignition sources away from the battery.
  • Always shield eyes and face from battery.
  • Do not charge or use booster cables or adjust post connections without proper instructions and training.
  • KEEP VENT CAPS TIGHT AND LEVEL.
  • In event of accident, flush with water and get medical assistance immediately.
  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN