TT-978: Battery Room Safety - Signage & Posting

TT-978 Battery Room and Safety Signage

Clear, concise warning signs prevent accidents, alert staff of potential dangers, and contribute to a safe and well-run warehouse. According to several safety agencies signage is also a requirement to comply with federal regulations. BHS provides Signage and Posting that can be purchased as a kit or individually to ensure compliance.


The Occupational Health and Safety Administration states:
“Caution signs shall be used only to warn against potential hazards or to caution against unsafe practices.
All employees shall be instructed that caution signs indicate a possible hazard against which proper precaution should be taken.
Safety instruction signs shall be used where there is a need for general instructions and suggestions relative to safety measures.”

(OSHA 29 CFR 1910.145(c)(2-3))

The National Fire Protection Association states:
“Doors or accesses into the following shall be provided with approved signs:
(1) Battery storage buildings, (2) Rooms containing stationary storage battery systems (3) Other areas containing stationary storage battery systems.”

(NFPA 1 Chapter

“For rooms that contain flooded lead acid or flooded Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-CD) batteries, the signs required by shall state the following: This room contains:
(1) Stationary storage battery systems (2) Energized electrical circuits (3) Corrosive battery electrolyte”

(NFPA 1 Chapter

Ensure compliance with regulations, improve safety, notify personnel of hidden dangers, and prevent accidents in the workplace with the BHS Signage and Posting Kit (SP-1), which contains nine signs for display in the battery room. The SP-1 also includes signs to clearly identify the location of emergency equipment for quick response. The kit is also available in Spanish and all signs are available individually.


Additional information on the SP-1 as well as other safety equipment which may be required for your application can be found here. Contact BHS or your local BHS Dealer for more information.

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