Battery Health & Safety

Battery Fluid can cause burns:

Be very careful when handling Battery Fluid. If electrolyte is spilled or splashed onto clothing or the body, wash with water straight away, and then neutralise the spill area with a solution of baking soda and water. Electrolyte splashed into eyes is extremely dangerous. If this occurs, gently open eyes and wash with cool clean water for 5 minutes. Call a doctor immediately.

If electrolyte is swallowed:

Drink large quantities of water or milk and follow with milk of magnesia, beaten eggs or vegetable oil. Call a doctor immediately.

If it is necessary to prepare electrolyte:

Always add concentrated acid to water - never add water to acid (unless you need to top-up a battery with distilled water). Store electrolyte in approved containers with a sealed cover and make sure that the storage location is secure and out of the reach of children. Do not store acid in the sun.

Exploding Battery:

Batteries generate explosive gasses during vehicle operation and when being charged. Flames, sparks, burning cigarettes or other ignition sources must be kept away at all times.

Always shield eyes when working near batteries:

When charging batteries, make sure that the charging takes place in a well ventilated area - never in a closed room. Always turn the battery charger or ignition off before disconnecting a battery, not the other way round.

Manufacturers Instructions:

Always follow any instruction supplied with the battery or printed on the battery.