Battery Charger

Battery Charger
SAFE WORK METHOD
STATEMENT
RISK RATING
1 HIGH
2 MEDIUM
3LOW
Title: : Battery Charger
Operation
Ref No: 1
I approve the use of this Safe Work Method Statement:
NAME:
Manager
POSITION: Department
SIGNATURE:
DATE:
____/____/____
Depot: CHARGING A BATTERY
Critical Steps in this Activity:
Potential Hazards:
• Prepare for job
• Make sure work area is clean
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• Remove jeweler
• Short circuit
• MEDIUM
• LOW
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Unstable / uneven surface
Unauthorized personal
Flames Sparks near battery
Fuel
Explosion
Gas
Battery acid
Safety Controls:
• Clear bench area of debris
• Clear area of unauthorized personal
• Always keep flames, matches, lighter. Cigarettes or other ignition
sources away from battery
• DO NOT put flammable material on or under charger
• DO NOT
• Use near petrol vapors
• Be sure area around battery is well ventilated before and during
charging process
• NEVER charge in a closed – in or restricted area
• Always wear complete eye protection (that protects eyes from all
angles)
• If battery acid contacts skin or clothing wash immediately with soap
and water
• If acid enters eye, immediately flood eye with cold running water for at
least fifteen (15) minutes and get medical help
• Always remove personal metal items (rings, bracelets, necklaces also
watch) when working with a battery. A short circuit through one of
these can melt it causing a serve burn
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• Check electrical Leads
• Faulty Leads
• Check leads are tagged
• Remove battery caps and check
water
• Explosive gas
• Add water to each cell until battery acid covers plates to help purge
extra gas from cells
• DO NOT overfill, battery acid expands during charge
• For battery without removable caps (maintenance free battery)
Carefully follow manufacturer’s instructions on charging
• Replace caps
• Explosive gas
• Charge battery with caps in place
• Clean battery terminals
• Battery acid
• Battery posts may have acid corrosion, DO NOT get corrosion in
eyes. Wear complete eye protection and avoid touching eyes while
working near battery
• Battery Explosion
• DO NOT connect negative to carburetor, fuel lines or sheet metal
body parts. Connect to a heavy metal part of the frame or engine
block
• DO NOT face battery when making final connections
• MEDIUM
• MEDIUM
• MEDIUM
• MEDIUM
• Connecting charger to battery
• If charger has switch with OFF
position, it MUST be set to OFF
• AC power cord MUST be unplugged
• Charging battery in vehicle
• Connect POSTIVE (RED) charger
clip to POSTIVE post of battery
• Connect NEGATIVE (Black) charger
clip to car frame or engine block
away from battery
• LOW
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• Charging battery outside vehicle
• Turn off all accessories in vehicle
• Remove grounded terminal
(connected to vehicle frame) from
battery first
• Place battery in battery charger
enclosure
• Attach a jumper cable or a 6 gauge
(AWG) insulated battery cable at
least 24 inches long, to NEGATIVE
battery post
• Connect POSITIVE (RED) charger
clip to POSTIVE post of battery
• Connect NEGATIVE (BLACK)
charger clip to free end of cable
• LOW
• Turning the charger on
• If equipment with voltage switch, set
switch to voltage of battery being
charged (6,12,24 Volt )
• If equipment with rate switch set
switch for charge rate desired (2,, 6,
12, 24 amps)
• If equipment with timer, set to charge
time desired
• Plug the AC cord in a grounded
outlet and switch ON
• Set the selection switch on Charger
to ON
• Short circuit
• Manual handling
• Battery explosion
• Make sure tools DO NOT touch, posts or battery posts or battery
posts and vehicle metal parts
• DO NOT drop a tool on battery
• Lift to own strength
• Use correct lifting technique
• When making connection position yourself and free end of cable as
far away from battery as possible
• DO NOT face battery
• Battery Explosion
• Stand away from battery
• LOW
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• Turning the charger OFF
• Set the selector switch to OFF
• Switch OFF the AC outlet and unplug
cord
• Remove charger clip connected to
car frame. If charging outside a
vehicle, remove clip connected away
from battery
• Remove clip connected to battery
post
• Finish job – clean up
• LOW
• Fill cells with water to level specified
• Battery Acid
by battery manufacturers
• Manual handling
• Clean top of battery thoroughly after
charging
• Replace battery in vehicle (if
charging outside)
• Clean clips and store charger in a dry
place
• Wear complete eye protection
• Battery posts have acid corrosion
• DO NOT get in eyes. Wear complete eye protection and avoid
touching eyes while working near battery
• Lift to own strength
• Use correct lifting technique
• LOW
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License/Training
List Plant-Equipment
Battery Charger, Leads, Battery
Work Activity Induction
List:
/Personal Protective List Equipment Maintenance Engineering Certificates
Equipment required for this Checks required for this Activity
Activity
Type
Hi visibility clothing
Battery charger
Ear Protection
Hazardous Substance
Type
Acid
Electrical leads
Long Sleeve Shirt
Long Pants
Safety Boots
Duties & Responsibilities
To ensure the safety of co-workers and general public. To report all incidents and near misses to team leader. Ensure equipment is in safe working
order. Perform safety checks of equipment
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Safe Work Method Statement
The personnel listed below have been made aware or and understand the procedure, hazards and control measures outlined in the
Safe Work Method Statement. They will abide by the control measures outlined within the Save Work Method Statement.
Name
Position
Signature
Any changes. Additions or deletions made to this Safe Work Method Statement are to be covered with the above personnel and
The Principal Contractor representative at a Toolbox meeting. (Record date and time of Toolbox meeting below)
Date:
Time:
Comments:
Reviewed by:
Battery Charger Operation by Ray Leak
Date:
11/12/2008
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