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TCM Propane Forklifts

TCM Propane Forklifts

Lift Truck Tank Safety
The propane powered forklift is among the most common kinds of lift trucks offered on the market nowadays. When using a propane lift truck, there are some things about the fuel source and the fuel tank to think about. For instance, it is vital that all Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is worn every time an operator is on the machinery and in many areas, on the jobsite.

Because propane gas is very frigid, any exposure to your skin, no matter how minor, can result in severe burns. Therefore, it is a requirement that when you are exchanging the propane tank or completing a re-fueling process safety goggles or a complete face shield and thick gloves need to be worn for protection. Numerous workplaces need steel-toe boots to be worn as well when carrying heavy things is part of your task. Every workplace has different regulations set in place which pertain to the company's particular requirements. Your supervisor will inform you of what PPE items should be worn before your first shift.

No Smoking
Due to the high flammability factor, there could certainly be no open fire or any type of smoking going on in the re-fueling area. Propane gas is very ignitable and it is vital that it is never exposed to any kind of ignition source or a very dangerous exploding situation would unfold.

Check the Valve
Prior to connecting the fuel line during a tank exchange, make sure that the valve on the new tank is turned off. If you inadvertently insert the fuel line into an open valve, you would release the propane gas. Overlooking this factor can potentially result in a very disastrous situation.

Fire Extinguisher
When the tank is being changed out or during the re-fueling process, a fire extinguisher must be made accessible. Nearly all businesses require that a fire extinguisher be mounted on every lift truck. This is a very important safety regulation that has to be made a priority within the workplace.

Secure the Tank
Most propane tanks utilize a restraining device such as a strap to keep them stable. Be certain that this security feature is correctly working as it is being used for the important task to prevent the tank from shifting or falling. A faulty restraining situation can lead to the tank coming loose and falling or rolling around dangerous.

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