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Battery Room Regulations for European Union Member States

The European Union issues Directives related to workplace health and safety, many of which are applicable to forklift battery rooms. These legally binding documents lay out goals that each member state must address with local legislation.

Battery handling equipment from BHS can help your operation comply with these standards, creating a safer workplace while preventing costly legal entanglements. Relevant EU rules are listed below, along with the BHS products that help provide compliance with each:

European Union Directives for Forklift Battery Rooms

Directive 89/391/EEC – Occupational Safety and Health “Framework Directive”

Related Products: Operator Aboard Battery Extractors (BE), Battery Carts and Carriages, Battery Room Ventilation System (BRVS), Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector (CO-S-D), Fire Extinguisher and Cabinet (FE-20), Structural Barriers, Personal Protective Kit (PK-1200)

Directive 89/654/EEC – Workplace Requirements

Related Products: Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector (CO-S-D), Fire Extinguisher and Cabinet (FE-20)

Directive 89/656/EEC – Use of Personal Protective Equipment

Related Products: Personal Protective Kit (PK-1200)

Directive 90/269/EEC – Manual Handling of Loads

Related Products: Operator Aboard Battery Extractors (BE), Battery Carts and Carriages

Directive 92/58/EEC – Safety and/or Health Signs

Related Products: Signage and Posting Kit (SP-1)

Directive 94/9/EC – Protective Systems – Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

Related Products: Battery Room Ventilation Systems (BRVS), Hydrogen Gas Detector (HGD), Hydrogen Exhaust Fan Kit (HEF-KIT)

Directive 99/92/EC – Risks from Explosive Atmospheres

Related Products: Battery Room Ventilation Systems (BRVS), Hydrogen Gas Detector (HGD), Hydrogen Exhaust Fan Kit (HEF-KIT)

Directive 2009/104/EC – Use of Work Equipment

Related Products: Operator Aboard Battery Extractors (BE), Battery Carts and Carriages, Battery Room Ventilation System (BRVS), Signage and Posting Kit (SP-1)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Requirement for Forklift Battery Rooms

1910.132 – Personal Protective Equipment

Related Products: PK-1200

1910.133 – Eye & Face Protection

Related Products: PK-1200

1910.151 – Medical Services & First Aid

Related Products: SEW-500, PEW-700, EW-300, MEW-300, BES-1

1910.157 – Fire Protection

Related Products: FE-20

1926.28 – General Safety and Health Provisions

Related Products: PK-1200

1926.441 – Batteries & Battery Charging

Related Products: System Stands with Drip Pans & UP-424, EW-300, MEW-300, PEW-700, SEW-500, BES-1, Battery Room Floors, CR-1, CR-M, CWB, CR-MT, CCR-12HD, BRVS, HEF-KIT

Battery Room Safety Regulations in Turkey

Turkish OSH laws are particularly important for the design of forklift battery rooms, with their unique set of hazards.

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The items referenced above are intended to assist in meeting the regulations referenced therein. Government regulations applicable to the use of BHS’s products vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This survey should not be considered an exhaustive list of applicable regulations in your area. It is the responsibility of the end user to verify and maintain full compliance with all applicable regulations. Please consult legal counsel to determine the regulations applicable to your facility.