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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?<br>Reference 31.2.1

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

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

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

  • 31.10.5. Are battery and charging system electrical components and systems de-energized and<br>isolated from other energized circuits or power sources, unless specifically directed by a TO, before<br>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,<br>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<br>

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

  • 31.10.10. Does management ensure vented lead-acid and vented NICAD battery rooms have their<br>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<br>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<br>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 (-)<br>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<br>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<br>unplugged from the vehicle/equipment and the brakes set or wheels chocked, before a battery is<br>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<br>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<br>chargers maintained free of pitting or oxidation to prevent high-resistance contact? Reference<br>31.8.14

  • 31.10.19. Do specialists follow TO guidance when troubleshooting aircraft electrical systems?<br>Reference 31.9.1

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

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