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31.10. Batteries – Maintenance, Handling and Storage Requirements Checklist.

31.10.1. Is appropriate PPE used when charging, maintaining, removing or replacing batteries?
Reference 31.2.1

31.10.2. Is ANSI Z87.1 approved eye protection with side shields worn when servicing, jumpstarting
batteries or connecting or disconnecting a battery charger at the battery? Reference 31.2.1.1

31.10.3. Do workers wear a face shield, splash resistant chemical goggles and chemical resistant
gloves and apron when handling electrolyte? Reference 31.2.1.1

31.10.4. Do workers wear acid resistant gloves, arm gauntlets, aprons, face protection and ANSI
Z87.1 approved eye protection with side shields when handling vehicle or support equipment
batteries, or working in the battery room or maintenance areas? Reference 31.2.1.2

31.10.5. Are battery and charging system electrical components and systems de-energized and
isolated from other energized circuits or power sources, unless specifically directed by a TO, before
being worked on? Reference 31.2.2

31.10.6. Do exit doors of battery shops/rooms swing outwards? Reference 31.3.3

31.10.7. Are warning signs posted inside and outside the battery room prohibiting smoking, sparks,
flames and warning of electric shock and slipping hazards? Reference 31.3.9

31.10.8. Are battery chargers turned off before connecting or disconnecting batteries? Reference
31.3.10.1

31.10.9. Do workers ensure battery chargers are turned off and disconnected from the input power
source before performing work on charger plug contacts? Reference 31.3.10.5

31.10.10. Does management ensure vented lead-acid and vented NICAD battery rooms have their
own separate ventilation systems? Reference 31.5.3

31.10.11. When removing a battery from a vehicle, is the battery ground cable(s) disconnected first
to prevent the possibility of a spark? Reference 31.8.2

31.10.12. Are mechanical lifting devices used on batteries that cannot be safely handled by two
people? Reference 31.8.4

31.10.13. Is jump-starting of vehicles only accomplished by qualified personnel? Reference 31.8.8

31.10.14. Do workers adhere to the Note against connecting positive (+) terminal to negative (-)
terminal and vice versa when jump-starting a vehicle? Reference 31.8.8

31.10.15. Do workers exercise care when handling broken battery cases to avoid the possibility of
acid-alkali burns from spilled electrolyte? Reference 31.8.9

31.10.16. Do workers ensure the electrical circuit of the vehicle/equipment is open, the battery is
unplugged from the vehicle/equipment and the brakes set or wheels chocked, before a battery is
removed or recharged in the vehicle/equipment? Reference 31.8.12

31.10.17. Do workers ensure the cover of the steel battery tray is kept open throughout the
recharging period when an enclosed/covered battery is charged? Reference 31.8.13

31.10.18. Is the contact surface of mating plugs or connectors on vehicles/equipment, batteries and
chargers maintained free of pitting or oxidation to prevent high-resistance contact? Reference
31.8.14

31.10.19. Do specialists follow TO guidance when troubleshooting aircraft electrical systems?
Reference 31.9.1

31.10.20. Are batteries not charged while in the aircraft, except as permitted by the aircraft TO?
Reference 31.9.3

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.