September 22, 2015 — St. Louis, Missouri — Battery Handling Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling and battery changing equipment, introduced a turnkey collection for park & charge applications this month. These battery charging accessories include safety equipment, infrastructure and battery maintenance devices to create ideal park & charge stations for facilities of all sizes.
“BHS offers much more than battery changers, and we’ve developed a comprehensive set of products for park & charge applications,” said Katy Cortinovis, Marketing Manager at BHS. “We offer turnkey solutions that optimize productivity, protect equipment and keep workers safe.”
Park & charge equipment from BHS includes key supports for chargers, such as Structural Barrier Rails (SBR) and Charger Stands (CS). With heavy duty steel construction, stands and barrier rails protect battery chargers from lift truck strikes. Two OSHA standards — CFR 1910.178(g)(2) and CFR 1926.441(b)(2) — require such protection for battery chargers.
In addition to protecting charging equipment, charging areas must meet safety requirements just like traditional battery rooms. Turnkey solutions from BHS provide all of the necessary safety equipment, allowing for faster implementation and full compliance.
Eye & Safety Stations such as the full-service Shower Eye Wash (SEW-500) and Wall Mounted Eye Wash (EW-300) provide a quick emergency response that can prevent permanent eye injuries. OSHA standard CFR 1926.441(a)(6) requires eye washing stations within 25 feet of battery handling areas.
Other safety equipment for park & charge applications include Battery Spill Kits (SK), Hydrogen Gas Detectors (HGD), Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors (CO-S-D), and Fire Extinguishers (FE-20). A Signage & Posting Kit (SP-1) provides safety notices and clearly labels emergency equipment.
“Ask any warehouse manager, and they’ll tell you that safety is the top priority. A safe facility is more productive and profitable, so we researched regulations and real-life incidents to put this collection together,” said Cortinovis.
Battery maintenance equipment prolongs battery life for every fleet. Battery Watering Carts (WC) and Guns, Equipment Cleaning Kits (ECK-4), and Battery Service Stands (BSS) simplify vital maintenance tasks for park & charge applications.
“Our turnkey Park & Charge equipment provides essential outfitting for charging areas,” said Cortinovis. “These products empower operations to set up a more dependable and efficient system.”