Models Affected: All
Importance of Warning Labels & Placards
Warning labels and placards are important parts of the machine and should not be overlooked during regular maintenance. All operators and service personnel should be familiar with all labels and their meaning. Warning labels and placards should be legible at all times, and worn or damaged labels should be replaced as soon as possible.
BHS uses various types of labels and placards to convey potential hazards and operational information on our battery handling equipment.
Graphical Labels are graphic symbols within a safety sign. The shape and color of the graphical label is determined by the purpose for which it is used.
- A white graphical symbol inside a blue circle indicates an action shall be taken to avoid a hazard – in this case, read and understand instruction manual prior to use.
- A black graphical symbol inside a red circular band with a diagonal bar indicates an action shall not be taken – in this case, do not operate with guards or covers removed.
- A black graphical symbol inside a yellow triangle with a black band indicates a potential hazard – in this case, moving chains and sprockets which can crush and cut.
- Notice is used to address practices not related to personal injury.
- Caution is used with the safety alert symbol indicates a hazardous situation, which if not avoided, can result in minor or moderate injury.
- Warning is used with the safety alert symbol indicates a hazardous situation, which if not avoided, can result in death or serious injury.
- Danger is used with the safety alert symbol indicates a hazardous situation, which if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Replace any labels that are worn, illegible or missing. Visit BHS1.com to find the Label Replacement Kit for your equipment or contact BHS for more information.