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