Instructor Forklift Safety Manual

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Fueling Procedures

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OSHA requires that all forklift operators be trained on “refueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries.” 1910.178(l)(3)(l)(K). After reviewing the sections that apply to your facility and forklifts, discuss company procedures for refueling and/or battery charging/changing – who does it, when, where, how, etc. Because this is a potentially hazardous activity. It is important to stress to your operators that they must always follow company procedures Including the use of personal protective equipment.