Are You Handling Forklift Propane Safely?
Working with commercial propane delivery company such as The Propane Guys, is easy and convenient. Your safety is vitally important to handling propane in a commercial setting. Please download our convenient Forklift Propane Safety Sheet and keep it posted where your propane is stored and handled in your facility.
GENERAL INFORMATION on Forklift Propane
- Wear protective gloves.
- No smoking when changing cylinders.
- Do not change cylinder near open flame.
- Do not change cylinder with engine running.
- Handle cylinders carefully. Do not drop, throw, slide or drag cylinders.
- Make sure pressure relief valve has protective cover.
- Use prescribed lifting techniques when lifting cylinders.
- Should a release of gas develop that cannot be easily stopped, promptly remove cylinder to a well ventilated outside area away from source of ignition.
REMOVE Forklift Propane CYLINDER FROM TRUCK
- Close valve on cylinder tightly, but not with excessive pressure.
- Allow engine to run until fuel in line is consumed and engine stops running.
- Disconnect fuel line quick.
- Release cylinder hold-down straps.
- Remove cylinder from truck and place in designated area.
INSTALL FULL Forklift Propane CYLINDER ON TRUCK
- Place horizontal cylinder in bracket dowel pin in cylinder collar hole to prevent tank from rotating. Relief valve must point upward.
- Secure hold–down clamp.
- Make sure cylinder valve is closed.
- Connect fuel line quick connector.
- Open cylinder valve slowly, turning counter clockwise 1/4 turn. Follow this instruction closely to prevent excess flow from valve from closing.
- Observe for leaks. If a leak is noticed, tighten connection. If leak can not be corrected, close cylinder valve and notify your supervisor.