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Handling Forklift Propane Safely

Forklift Propane

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

  1. Wear protective gloves.
  2. No smoking when changing cylinders.
  3. Do not change cylinder near open flame.
  4. Do not change cylinder with engine running.
  5. Handle cylinders carefully. Do not drop, throw, slide or drag cylinders.
  6. Make sure pressure relief valve has protective cover.
  7. Use prescribed lifting techniques when lifting cylinders.
  8. 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

    1. Close valve on cylinder tightly, but not with excessive pressure.
    2. Allow engine to run until fuel in line is consumed and engine stops running.
    3. Disconnect fuel line quick.
    4. Release cylinder hold-down straps.
    5. Remove cylinder from truck and place in designated area.

INSTALL FULL Forklift Propane CYLINDER ON TRUCK

    1. Place horizontal cylinder in bracket dowel pin in cylinder collar hole to prevent tank from rotating. Relief valve must point upward.
    2. Secure hold–down clamp.
    3. Make sure cylinder valve is closed.
    4. Connect fuel line quick connector.
    5. Open cylinder valve slowly, turning counter clockwise 1/4 turn. Follow this instruction closely to prevent excess flow from valve from closing.
    6. Observe for leaks. If a leak is noticed, tighten connection. If leak can not be corrected, close cylinder valve and notify your supervisor.

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