Health & Safety
- The handling and proper use of lead-acid batteries is not hazardous provided appropriate facilities are available
and reasonable care is taken. Below we have listed potential hazards that may arise, the precautions to taken to
such hazards and the action to be taken in the event of an accident or emergency situation.
Sulphuric Acid (Electrolyte)
- Batteries contain sulphuric acid, which may leak and may give off as gasses and/or a fine mist during charging.
Battery acid is a poisonous and corrosive liquid which will cause burns and irritation to the skin and eyes and could
- Always handle lead acid batteries with care and keep upright.
- Do not overfill batteries
- Always charge in a well-ventilated area
- Always use eye protection and protective clothing where there is a risk from splashes
- Always keep away from children
- Immediately drench the affected area with clean water and remove any contaminated clothing.
If any soreness or irritation persists, seek medical attention
- Speed of action is vital. Immediately wash out the eyes with clean water for at least 10 minutes
and seek prompt medical attention
- Do not induce vomiting but make the patient drink as much water or milk as possible and seek medical attention