Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Electric forklift fumes

    Hi there,
    I am worried about the build up of corrosion all over the batteries on the fork I use at work. Yesterday (the batteries must have leaked when I was on it) the corrosion even ate through the weld connecting the batteries to the rest of the fork. Up until this point, I had a headache and my thoughts felt clouded. Would this have any relation to the battery leak or corrosion? I am using the same machine today and noticed a headache almost as soon as I hopped on the fork and my mind seems blank. Any answers are much appreciated, thanks for your time.

  2. #2
    Any information is also appreciated. Tried to search for some on Google but couldn't find much.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    carrum downs Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    46

    fumes from battery area of forklift

    Fumes should not be taken lightly - it appears you have a chemical reaction as you get on a car battery. Old remedy is use vasoline around terminals to stop corrosion but more important have the forklift serviced.
    Have you reported it on your daily pre- start inspection sheet ?
    Will not comment on your symptons but if you believe the fumes are causing a health problem see a Doctor.

    Tracker

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
HSE Manager - Ballarat
Posted on 26 Apr 2018 at 10:58am

Claims Consultant - 12 mth Contract - Sydney
Posted on 26 Apr 2018 at 10:50am

Safety Advisor - Bankstown - Contract - Bankstown
Posted on 26 Apr 2018 at 10:40am

APS5 WHS Advisor - Contract - Canberra
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 at 6:10pm

WHS Manager - Parramatta
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 at 12:20pm

Injury Management Consultant - Brisbane
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 at 11:10am

WHS Advisor - Contract - Regional - North
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 at 11:47am

Safety and Wellbeing Advisor - Preston
Posted on 23 Apr 2018 at 11:46am

Manager Audit & Reporting - Contract - Sydney Cbd
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 at 11:10am

Risk/WHS Officer - Sydney Cbd
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 at 11:10am

Safety Systems Manager - Mlebourne
Posted on 20 Apr 2018 at 12:50pm

WHS Specialist - Contract - Katoomba
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 at 11:20am

HSEQ - Permanent role - Melbourne - West
Posted on 18 Apr 2018 at 12:20pm

Safety Manager - contract - Melbourne - North
Posted on 18 Apr 2018 at 12:21pm

WHS Business Partner - Contract - North Shore
Posted on 18 Apr 2018 at 12:21pm



Newsfeed display by CaRP
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1